Sell also: alight, brightness, clean, clear, colored, easy, fall, flimsy, free, headed, idle, ignite, illuminate, illumination, lighter, lightheaded, lighting, lightly, lightness, loose, luminosity, perch, promiscuous, Sandy, scant, short, spark, sparkle, tripping, twinkle, unclouded, wakeful, wanton, weak
• Noun: (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; example: "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
• Noun: any device serving as a source of illumination; example: "he stopped the car and turned off the lights"
• Noun: a particular perspective or aspect of a situation; example: "although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"
• Noun: the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; example: "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
• Noun: an illuminated area; example: "he stepped into the light"
• Noun: a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination; example: "follow God's light"
• Noun: the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; example: "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"
• Noun: a person regarded very fondly; example: "the light of my life"
• Noun: mental understanding as an enlightening experience; examples: "he finally saw the light", "can you shed light on this problem?"
• Noun: having abundant light or illumination; examples: "they played as long as it was light", "as long as the lighting was good"
• Noun: public awareness; example: "it brought the scandal to light"
• Noun: merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance; examples: "he had a sparkle in his eye", "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"
• Noun: a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
• Noun: a visual warning signal; examples: "they saw the light of the beacon", "there was a light at every corner"
• Noun: a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; example: "do you have a light?"
• Verb: make lighter or brighter; example: "This lamp lightens the room a bit"
• Verb: begin to smoke; example: "After the meal, some of the diners lit up"
• Verb: to come to rest, settle; example: "Misfortune lighted upon him"
• Verb: cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; examples: "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter", "Light a cigarette"
• Verb: fall to somebody by assignment or lot; examples: "The task fell to me", "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
• Verb: get off (a horse)
• Adj: of comparatively little physical weight or density; examples: "a light load", "magnesium is a light metal--having a specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C"
• Adj: (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; examples: "light blue", "light colors such as pastels", "a light-colored powder"
• Adj: of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment; examples: "light infantry", "light cavalry", "light industry", "light weapons"
• Adj: not great in degree or quantity or number; examples: "a light sentence", "a light accent", "casualties were light", "light snow was falling", "light misty rain", "light smoke from the chimney"
• Adj: psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles; example: "a light heart"
• Adj: characterized by or emitting light; examples: "a room that is light when the shutters are open", "the inside of the house was airy and light"
• Adj: used of vowels or syllables; pronounced with little or no stress; examples: "a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable", "a weak stress on the second syllable"
• Adj: easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned; example: "a light diet"
• Adj: (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; example: "light sandy soil"
• Adj: (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims; examples: "efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings", "clear laughter like a waterfall", "clear reds and blues", "a light lilting voice like a silver bell"
• Adj: moving easily and quickly; nimble; examples: "the dancer was light and graceful", "a lightsome buoyant step", "walked with a light tripping step"
• Adj: demanding little effort; not burdensome; examples: "light housework", "light exercise"
• Adj: of little intensity or power or force; examples: "the light touch of her fingers", "a light breeze"
• Adj: (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average; example: "light water is ordinary water"
• Adj: weak and likely to lose consciousness; examples: "suddenly felt faint from the pain", "was sick and faint from hunger", "felt light in the head", "a swooning fit", "light-headed with wine", "light-headed from lack of sleep"
• Adj: very thin and insubstantial; examples: "thin paper", "flimsy voile", "light summer dresses"
• Adj: marked by temperance in indulgence; examples: "abstemious with the use of adverbs", "a light eater", "a light smoker", "ate a light supper"
• Adj: less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; examples: "a light pound", "a scant cup of sugar", "regularly gives short weight"
• Adj: having little importance; example: "losing his job was no light matter"
• Adj: intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound; examples: "light verse", "a light comedy"
• Adj: silly or trivial; examples: "idle pleasure", "light banter", "light idle chatter"
• Adj: designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight; examples: "light aircraft", "a light truck"
• Adj: having relatively few calories; examples: "diet cola", "light (or lite) beer", "lite (or light) mayonnaise", "a low-cal diet"
• Adj: (of sleep) easily disturbed; examples: "in a light doze", "a light sleeper", "a restless wakeful night"
• Adj: casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; examples: "her easy virtue", "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women", "wanton behavior"
• Adv: with few burdens; example: "experienced travellers travel light"
It was not simply out of a spirit of contradiction that I exposed a light source to magnetic forces. The idea came to me during an investigation of the effect discovered by Kerr on light reflected by magnetic mirrors.
You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered.
So if I want to buy a light in a shop and I don't find a light that I like, I think to myself what would I like? What would I like to buy? Then I started to imagine and design it for myself a lot of the time.
My cameraman and I devised a method, which we started using from my second film, which applies mainly to day scenes shot in the studio, where we used bounced light instead of direct light. We agreed with this thing of four or five shadows following the actors is dreadful.
We made it known that we were trying to show the reality of France. People think of Paris as the city of love or the city of light, but where you got love you got hate, where you got light you got darkness.