light noun (BRIGHTNESS)
a bright light 明亮的光線
- The light was so bright that I had to cover my eyes.
- The bomb exploded in a flash of yellow light.
- The torch sends out a powerful beam of light.
- She pulled the duvet over her head to try to shut out the light.
- We saw a glimmer of light in the distance.
light noun (FLAME)
light adjective (NOT HEAVY)
A2 not weighing a lot輕的；輕便的
He's a few pounds lighter than he used to be. 他的體重比以前輕了幾磅。
- Will you be able to carry these bags to the car? There're quite light.
- This umbrella is very light and it fits easily into my bag.
- I can't carry you around any more - you're not as light as you were, my girl!
- My suitcase is fairly light as I didn't have time to pack very much.
- The kitten was so light I could hardly feel it sitting on my lap.
light adjective (BRIGHT)
- The new offices are light and airy.
- It doesn't get light until nine.
- The hall was bright and decorated in a modern style.
- I wanted the summer room to be very light.
- Her house is light and airy.
light adjective (PALE)
light adjective (NOT SERIOUS)
I want some light reading for the summer holidays - a romance or something. 暑假裡我想讀點輕鬆的東西——比如言情小說之類的。
make light of sth
- I found her novels rather light.
- The programmes are intended as light entertainment.
- I did a little light reading.
- She enjoys light opera.
- The movie was light but fun.
light adjective (NOT MUCH)
- There was a light covering of snow.
- This wine has a light, fruity flavour .
- The sauce itself was light, fragrant and slightly sweet.
- The boat goes fast, even in light winds.
- There is only light traffic on the roads tonight.
light adjective (MEAL/DRINK)
light adjective (NOT SEVERE)
a little light housework 一點家務工作
light verb (START FLAMES)
to light a fire 點火
I can't get the cooker to light. 我無法點燃煤氣爐。
- The room was lit by candles.
- A full moon lit up the sky.
- A dim torch lit the cave.
- Laser beams lit up the night.
- A white light lit up the screen.