Translation of "light" - English-Japanese dictionary


noun uk /laɪt/ us /lɑɪt/

A2 an object that produces light

car lights
Could you turn the kitchen light off?

B1 [ no plural ] the brightness that shines from the sun, from fire, or from an object, allowing you to see things

bright light
This room gets a lot of light in the morning.
adjective uk /laɪt/ us /lɑɪt/

A1 Light colours are pale.

a light blue shirt
→ Opposite dark adj

A2 not heavy

My bag is very light.

B1 small in amount

light rain
I only had a light lunch.

B1 bright from the sun

Let’s go now while it’s still light.

not strong

a light breeze
verb uk /laɪt/ us /lɑɪt/ past tense and past participle lit

B1 to start to burn, or to make something start to burn

~が火をつける, ~に火がつく
She lit a cigarette.
The wood won’t light.

to make light somewhere so that you can see things

The room was lit by a single light bulb.

(Translation of “light” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)