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Translation of "light" - English-German dictionary

light

noun /lait/
the brightness given by the sun, a flame, lamps etc that makes things able to be seen das Licht It was nearly dawn and the light was getting stronger Sunlight streamed into the room.
something which gives light (eg a lamp) das Licht Suddenly all the lights went out.
something which can be used to set fire to something else; a flame das Feuer Have you got a light for my cigarette?
a way of viewing or regarding das Licht He regarded her action in a favourable light.
lightness noun
die Helligkeit
lighten verb
to make or become brighter erhellen The white ceiling lightened the room The sky was lightening.
lighter noun
something used for lighting (a cigarette etc) a disposable lighter. der Anzünder a disposable lighter.
lighting noun
a means of providing light die Beleuchtung 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. der Leuchtturm
light-year noun
the distance light travels in a year (nearly 9.5 million million kilometres). das Lichtjahr
bring to light
to reveal or cause to be noticed ans Licht bringen The scandal was brought to light by the investigations of a journalist.
come to light
to be revealed or discovered ans Licht kommen The manuscript came to light in a box of books at an auction.
in the light of
taking into consideration (eg new information) angesichts The theory has been abandoned in the light of more recent discoveries.
light up
to begin to give out light angehen Evening came and the streetlights lit up.
to make, be or become full of light erleuchten The powerful searchlight lit up the prison yard She watched the house light up as everyone awoke.
to make or become happy aufleuchten Her face lit up when she saw him A sudden smile lit up her face.
see the light
to be born, discovered, produced etc zu einer LÖsung kommen 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. überzeugt werden He finally saw the light and became a vegetarian.
set light to
to cause to begin burning anzünden He set light to the pile of rubbish in his garden.
(Definition of light from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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