Found 4 items, similar to Lighter.
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v : transport in a flatbottom boat
n 1: a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire [syn: igniter
2: a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires;
“do you have a light?”
3: a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on
canals) [syn: barge
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(l[imac]t), a. [AS. le['o]ht. See Light
(l[imac]t"[~e]r); superl. Lightest
1. Having light; not dark or obscure; bright; clear; as, the
apartment is light.
2. White or whitish; not intense or very marked; not of a
deep shade; moderately colored; as, a light color; a light
brown; a light complexion.
, a. [Compar. Lighter
.] [OE. light, liht, AS. l[=i]ht, le['o]ht; akin to
D. ligt, G. leicht, OHG. l[=i]hti, Icel. l[=e]ttr, Dan. let,
Sw. l["a]tt, Goth. leihts, and perh. to L. levis (cf.
), Gr. 'elachy`s small, Skr. laghu light. [root]125.]
1. Having little, or comparatively little, weight; not
tending to be the center of gravity with force; not heavy.
These weights did not exert their natural gravity, .
. . insomuch that I could not guess which was light
or heavy whilst I held them in my hand. --Addison.
2. Not burdensome; easy to be lifted, borne, or carried by
physical strength; as, a light burden, or load.
Ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is
easy, and my burden is light. --Matt. xi.
3. Easy to be endured or performed; not severe; not
difficult; as, a light affliction or task. --Chaucer.
Light sufferings give us leisure to complain.
4. Easy to be digested; not oppressive to the stomach; as,
light food; also, containing little nutriment.
5. Not heavily armed; armed with light weapons; as, light
troops; a troop of light horse.
6. Not encumbered; unembarrassed; clear of impediments;
hence, active; nimble; swift.
Unmarried men are best friends, best masters . . .
but not always best subjects, for they are light to
run away. --Bacon.
7. Not heavily burdened; not deeply laden; not sufficiently
ballasted; as, the ship returned light.
8. Slight; not important; as, a light error. --Shak.
9. Well leavened; not heavy; as, light bread.
10. Not copious or heavy; not dense; not inconsiderable; as,
a light rain; a light snow; light vapors.
11. Not strong or violent; moderate; as, a light wind.
12. Not pressing heavily or hard upon; hence, having an easy,
graceful manner; delicate; as, a light touch; a light
style of execution.
13. Easy to admit influence; inconsiderate; easily influenced
by trifling considerations; unsteady; unsettled;
volatile; as, a light, vain person; a light mind.
There is no greater argument of a light and
inconsiderate person than profanely to scoff at
14. Indulging in, or inclined to, levity; wanting dignity or
solemnity; trifling; gay; frivolous; airy; unsubstantial.
Seneca can not be too heavy, nor Plautus too light.
Specimens of New England humor laboriously light
and lamentably mirthful. --Hawthorne.
15. Not quite sound or normal; somewhat impaired or deranged;
Are his wits safe? Is he not light of brain ?
16. Easily bestowed; inconsiderately rendered.
To a fair semblance doth light faith annex.
17. Wanton; unchaste; as, a woman of light character.
A light wife doth make a heavy husband. --Shak.
18. Not of the legal, standard, or usual weight; clipped;
diminished; as, light coin.
19. Loose; sandy; easily pulverized; as, a light soil.
, Light horse
(Mil.), light-armed soldiers
mounted on strong and active horses.
, one who eats but little.
, infantry soldiers selected and trained for
Light of foot
(a) Having a light step.
Light of heart
, gay, cheerful.
(Chem.), the oily product, lighter than water,
forming the chief part of the first distillate of coal
tar, and consisting largely of benzene and toluene.
(Naut.), all the sails above the topsails,
with, also, the studding sails and flying jib. --Dana.
, one easily wakened.
, a prize fighter, boxer, wrestler, or jockey,
who is below a standard medium weight. Cf. Feather weight
, under Feather
To make light of
, to treat as of little consequence; to
slight; to disregard.
To set light by
, to undervalue; to slight; to treat as of
no importance; to despise.
, n. [D. ligter, fr. ligt light. See Light
not heavy.] (Naut.)
A large boat or barge, mainly used in unloading or loading
vessels which can not reach the wharves at the place of
shipment or delivery.
(Mach.), a screw for adjusting the distance
between the stones in a grinding mill by raising or
lowering the bridgetree.
, v. t.
To convey by a lighter, as to or from the shore; as, to
lighter the cargo of a ship.
One who, or that which, lights; as, a lighter of lamps.
A small portable device which produces a
flame when a button is pushed, carried on the person to
allow one to light cigarettes conveniently, and taking the
place of a match. It may have a reservoir of liquid fuel
conveyed by a wick, or may contain compressed butane as