lighting

noun light·ing \ ˈlī-tiŋ \
Updated on: 22 Apr 2018

Definition of lighting

2 : an artificial supply of light or the apparatus providing it

Examples of lighting in a Sentence

  1. He prefers natural lighting for his photography.

  2. The lighting wasn't bright enough.

  3. The street lighting was so dim I got lost.

  4. There was a problem with the lighting.

  5. a company that sells lighting equipment

  6. He's in charge of the lighting for the show.

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First Known Use of lighting

before 12th century

See Words from the same year

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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LIGHTING Defined for English Language Learners

lighting

Definition of lighting for English Language Learners

  • : light that is of a particular kind or that has a particular quality

  • : the equipment used to provide light

  • : the use of light for a particular purpose in a movie, play, etc.


LIGHTING Defined for Kids

lighting

noun light·ing \ ˈlīt-iŋ \

Definition of lighting for Students

: supply of light or of lights
  • The only lighting came through a small window.


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