Definition of lights

 (Entry 1 of 2)

plural of light entry 1

present tense third-person singular of light entry 3 , light entry 6


plural noun
\ ˈlīts How to pronounce lights (audio) \

Definition of lights (Entry 2 of 2)

: the lungs especially of a slaughtered animal

Examples of lights in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Plural noun The intense overhead lights left me feeling sterile, cold and exposed. Serenitie Wang, CNN, 17 June 2022 Viewers transition from seeing city lights to houses in cul de sacs ringed by swimming pools to agricultural fields to golden mountaintops. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 17 June 2022 In the audience sat the leading lights of contemporary art, from Erik Satie and Jean Cocteau to Francis Picabia and Pablo Picasso. Stuart Isacoff, WSJ, 17 June 2022 That huge grille is flanked by two slim lights, and generally, the front of the car looks fine. Christian De Looper, BGR, 17 June 2022 Blue LEDs that light up the ground beneath the vehicle and the front logo are the pièce de résistance, with the ground effect lights also displaying the e-RV's charge level while plugged in. Sasha Richie, Car and Driver, 16 June 2022 That’s true from the Rocky Mountains to the Grand Canyon, and from the lights of the Las Vegas Strip to the shores of the Gulf of California. Sammy Rothstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 16 June 2022 That meant constructing lighting grids above the dance space and hanging lights in odd corners of corridors and large open rooms. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 16 June 2022 Backyard string lights have become a popular sight in Park Ridge and elsewhere. Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 15 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of lights

Plural noun

12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lights

Plural noun

Middle English lightes, from light light in weight

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The first known use of lights was in the 12th century

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“Lights.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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