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Translation of "light" - English-French dictionary

light

noun /lait/
the brightness given by the sun, a flame, lamps etc that makes things able to be seen lumière It was nearly dawn and the light was getting stronger Sunlight streamed into the room. something which gives light (eg a lamp) lumière Suddenly all the lights went out. something which can be used to set fire to something else; a flame feu Have you got a light for my cigarette? a way of viewing or regarding jour He regarded her action in a favourable light. lightness noun clarté lighten verb to make or become brighter (s’)éclairer The white ceiling lightened the room The sky was lightening. lighter noun something used for lighting (a cigarette etc) a disposable lighter. briquet a disposable lighter. lighting noun a means of providing light éclairage The lighting was so bad in the restaurant that we could hardly see. lighthouse noun a building built on rocks, coastline etc with a (flashing) light to guide or warn ships. phare light-year noun the distance light travels in a year (nearly 9.5 million million kilometres). année-lumière bring to light to reveal or cause to be noticed mettre en lumière The scandal was brought to light by the investigations of a journalist. come to light to be revealed or discovered être découvert The manuscript came to light in a box of books at an auction. in the light of taking into consideration (eg new information) à la lumière de The theory has been abandoned in the light of more recent discoveries. light up to begin to give out light s’allumer Evening came and the streetlights lit up. to make, be or become full of light (s’)illuminer The powerful searchlight lit up the prison yard She watched the house light up as everyone awoke. to make or become happy (s’)éclairer Her face lit up when she saw him A sudden smile lit up her face. see the light to be born, discovered, produced etc voir le jour After many problems, his invention finally saw the light (of day). to be converted to someone else’s point of view etc He finally saw the light and became a vegetarian. se convertir (à) He finally saw the light and became a vegetarian. set light to to cause to begin burning mettre le feu à qqch. He set light to the pile of rubbish in his garden.
(Definition of light from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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