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lights

noun
plural of light

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(Entry 1 of 3)

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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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
  • with the coming of light we could see all the damage that the storm had caused

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lights

verb (1)
present tense third-person singular of 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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lights

verb (2)
present tense third-person singular of light

Synonyms & Antonyms of lights (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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“Lights.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lights. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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