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Entry Word: 1light
Function: adjective
Text: 1 having little weight <the suitcase was as light as a feather after all the clothes fell out>
Synonyms airy, feathery, lightweight, underweight, weightless
Related Words bantam, diminutive, little, minute, small, smallish, puny, tiny, undersized, wee; flimsy, fragile, insubstantial; petite, slender, slight, slim, thin
Near Antonyms big, considerable, extensive, goodly, good-sized, great, handsome, huge, hulking, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), large, largish, massive, oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, super, voluminous, whacking; bulky, cumbersome, unwieldy
Antonyms heavy, hefty, leaden, overweight, ponderous, weighty
2 involving minimal difficulty or effort <a little light work was all it took to straighten up the room> -- see EASY 1
3 less plentiful than what is normal, necessary, or desirable <traffic on the highway seems to be very light today> -- see MEAGER
4 moving easily <the dancer was light on her feet> -- see GRACEFUL 1
5 not harsh or stern especially in manner, nature, or effect <light punishment to fit a minor offense> -- see GENTLE 1
6 resembling air in lightness <the waves had an especially light foam at their crests because of the strong breeze> -- see AIRY 1