1 illumination, brightness, daylight, lamplight, candlelight, firelight, gaslight, torchlight, starlight, moonlight, sunlight; gegenschein, counterglow:
There is just enough light for me to read the label.
2 lamp, light-bulb, torch, beacon, lantern, candle, flare, headlight or headlamp, street-light or street lamp, US and Canadian flashlight:
I saw a light in the distance. Someone turned off the lights.
3 radiance, radiation, luminescence, glare, gleam, glow, reflection, luminosity, shine, sparkle, scintillation, incandescence, phosphorescence, fluorescence:
The light of the full moon shone through the window.
4 daybreak, dawn, sunrise, US sun-up:
5 clarification, enlightenment, insight, understanding, elucidation, simplification, explanation:
After an hour's talk with his lawyer, he finally saw the light and confessed. Can you shed a little light on this problem, Robyn?
6 window, window-pane:
The west wall has three windows of six lights each.
7 match, lighter, spill, taper, fire, flame, ignition:
Can you give me a light for my cigarette?
Note the chiaroscuro effect from the lights and shadows in the drawing
9 bring to light. reveal, unearth, find, uncover, unveil, discover, expose, disclose, make known:
A vital fact has recently been brought to light.
10 come to light. be revealed, be unearthed, be uncovered, be unveiled, be discovered, be exposed, be disclosed, appear, come out, turn up, transpire, develop, evolve, emerge:
The truth about her parents has finally come to light.
11 Brit in the light of or US in light of. considering, in view of, in consideration of, taking into account, keeping or bearing in mind:
In the light of his condition, he has decided to pull out of the competition
12 shed or throw (some, a little) light on. explain, elucidate, simplify, clarify:
Perhaps you could throw some light on the reason why she refuses to leave the house.
13 (well-)illuminated, bright, alight, (well-)lit, (well-)lighted, shining, luminous, effulgent, brilliant, beaming, incandescent, phosphorescent, fluorescent:
The lightest room in the house is the kitchen.
14 pale, light-hued:
Put the light blue chair over here.
15 ignite, set alight, set or put a match to, kindle; burn, touch off, set fire to, fire:
It's getting chilly, so you'd better light the fire. When the bomb was in place, they lit the fuse
16 illuminate, light up, lighten, brighten:
Take this candle to light your way to the bedroom.
17 turn on, switch on, put on:
18 light up. lighten, brighten, cheer up, liven up:
The moment she walked in, the whole room lit up. Her face lit up when she saw him.
1 lightweight, portable:
I bought some light garden furniture.
2 underweight, skinny, slight:
Isn't Ted a bit light for his height?
3 faint, dim, obscure, indistinct, unclear, faded, imperceptible:
There is a very light pencil mark on the paper.
4 faint, gentle, mild, slight, delicate, insignificant:
A light breeze rippled the surface of the pool.
5 dainty, graceful, delicate, gentle, slight:
He felt the light brush of her lips on his.
6 not weighty, frivolous, unimportant, insignificant, inconsequential, inconsiderable, trivial, trifling, evanescent, unsubstantial, slight, superficial:
The party was a very light affair.
7 nimble, agile, active, swift, spry, lithe, sprightly, lightsome, light-footed, limber, lissom or lissome:
When dancing, he may be light on his feet, but he's not very light on mine.
8 simple-minded, light-headed, scatterbrained, rattle-brained, bird-brained, feather-brained, hare-brained, flighty, giddy, dizzy, silly, inane, foolish, frivolous, empty-headed, vacant, vacuous, shallow, superficial:
Featherstone is a bit too light in the head to be a good manager.
9 cheerful, happy, gay, sunny, merry, light-hearted, happy-go-lucky, easygoing, joyful, jovial, jolly:
No‰l has written another light drawing-room comedy.
10 easy, not burdensome, endurable, bearable, tolerable, supportable, undemanding, effortless, untaxing, moderate:
After my surgery, I was able to resume light duties at the office. The tax on such a small income is very light. You should take some light exercise every day
11 amusing, entertaining, witty, diverting:
The book hasn't much substance, but it makes good light reading.
12 make light of. dismiss, write off, shrug off; trivialize; ridicule:
The teacher made light of my attempts to play the concerto.
13 alight, land, come or go down, descend, settle; deplane, disembark or debark, detrain, dismount:
The bird was so tame it lighted on my finger.
14 light into. attack, assail, lambaste, assault, pounce or fall on or upon, beat, belabour; abuse, tongue-lash, harangue, upbraid, scold, berate, Colloq lace into; Slang clobber:
He really lit into the challenger in the third round. Her mother lit into her for not doing her homework
15 light on or upon. chance or happen or stumble or hit on or upon, come across, encounter, find, meet up with:
She claimed she lit upon the formula when reading some ancient hieroglyphics.