Translation of "light" - English-Russian dictionary


noun uk /laɪt/ us

B1 the brightness that shines from the sun, from fire, or from electrical equipment, allowing you to see things

bright/dim light
a beam/ray of light
Light was streaming in through the open door.

A2 a device that produces light

источник света, лампа, фара
car lights
to switch/turn the light on
They must be in bed - I can't see any lights on anywhere.
a light

a flame from a match, etc used to make a cigarette start burning

огонь, пламя (спички, зажигалки)
Have you got a light, please?
set light to sth mainly UK

to make something start burning

зажигать, поджигать
in the light of sth also US in light of sth

If something is done or happens in the light of facts, it is done or happens because of those facts.

в свете чего-либо
The drug has been withdrawn in the light of new research.

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