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light

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1 the steady giving off of the form of radiation that makes vision possible
  • He read poetry to her by the light of the moon.
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2 something that provides illumination
  • Please turn off the light when you go to bed.
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3 a person who is widely known and usually much talked about
  • a leading light in the acting profession
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4 the first appearance of light in the morning or the time of its appearance
  • Things will look different by the light of day.
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1 having little weight
  • The suitcase was as light as a feather after all the clothes were removed.
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3 less plentiful than what is normal, necessary, or desirable
  • Traffic on the highway seems to be very light today.
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thin on the ground

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4 moving easily
  • The dancer was exceptionally light on her feet.
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5 not harsh or stern especially in nature or effect
  • light punishment to fit a minor offense
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6 resembling air in lightness
  • The waves had an especially light foam at their crests because of the strong breeze.
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easy, facile, simple, light, effortless, smooth mean not demanding effort or involving difficulty. easy is applicable either to persons or things imposing tasks or to activity required by such tasks.
    • an easy college course
facile often adds to easy the connotation of undue haste or shallowness.
    • facile answers to complex questions
simple stresses ease in understanding or dealing with because complication is absent.
    • a simple problem in arithmetic
light stresses freedom from what is burdensome.
    • a light teaching load
effortless stresses the appearance of ease and usually implies the prior attainment of artistry or expertness.
    • moving with effortless grace
smooth stresses the absence or removal of all difficulties, hardships, or obstacles.
    • a smooth ride

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light

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1 filled with much light
  • The light, airy room is exceptionally cheerful.
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3 of light complexion
  • Her light skin tends to freckle easily in the sun.
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Synonym Discussion of light

easy, facile, simple, light, effortless, smooth mean not demanding effort or involving difficulty. easy is applicable either to persons or things imposing tasks or to activity required by such tasks.
    • an easy college course
facile often adds to easy the connotation of undue haste or shallowness.
    • facile answers to complex questions
simple stresses ease in understanding or dealing with because complication is absent.
    • a simple problem in arithmetic
light stresses freedom from what is burdensome.
    • a light teaching load
effortless stresses the appearance of ease and usually implies the prior attainment of artistry or expertness.
    • moving with effortless grace
smooth stresses the absence or removal of all difficulties, hardships, or obstacles.
    • a smooth ride

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light

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1 to set (something) on fire
  • We lit the kindling before adding the heavier logs.
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2 to supply with light
  • The lights from the TV cameras will light this room as though it were high noon.
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1 to come to rest after descending from the air
  • The bird lit on the branch and began to sing.
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2 to come down from something (as a vehicle)
  • He hurriedly lighted from the bus and started walking up the street.
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