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27 entries found for light. The first 10 are listed below.
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Main Entry: 1light
Pronunciation: primarystresslimacrt
Function: noun
Etymology: Old English lemacronoht "light, that which makes seeing possible"
1 a : something that makes vision possible b : the sensation aroused by stimulation of the visual sense organs c : electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength (as infrared, visible, ultraviolet, and X-rays) and traveling in a vacuum with a speed of about 186,000 miles (300,000 kilometers) per second; especially : such radiation that is visible to the human eye
2 : DAYLIGHT 1 <by dawn's early light>
3 : a source (as a lamp) of light <turn on the light>
4 a : public knowledge <facts brought to light> b : a particular appearance presented to view <were shown in a bad light by the lawyer> <I see the matter in a different light now>
5 : a particular illumination <by the light of the moon>
6 : something that helps one to know or understand <shed light on a problem>
7 : a noted person : LEADING LIGHT
8 a : LIGHTHOUSE, BEACON b : TRAFFIC SIGNAL <turn left at the next light>
9 : a flame for lighting something
- in light of : with respect to <consider their advice in light of your own needs>

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