light noun translate English to Russian: Cambridge Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Translation of "light" - English-Russian dictionary

light

noun     /laɪt/
BRIGHTNESS [U]
B1 the brightness that shines from the sun, from fire, or from electrical equipment, allowing you to see things свет bright/dim light fluorescent/ultraviolet light a beam ray of light Light was streaming in through the open door.LightPhysics in general
DEVICE [C]
A2 a device which 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.LightLighting and light fittings in the home
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?Tobacco and smokingHeaters and burnersFire and flameFire service
set light to sth UK
to make something start burning зажигать, поджигать Starting fires
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 в свете чего-либо The drug has been withdrawn in the light of new research.Causing things to happen
→  See also green light , street light , tail light , traffic lights , bring sth to light , cast/shed light on sth , come to light , light at the end of the tunnel
(Definition of light noun from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
European Union – in or out? The language of the UK’s referendum
European Union – in or out? The language of the UK’s referendum
by ,
June 22, 2016
by Liz Walter On June 23rd, Britain will decide whether or not to remain part of the European Union (EU). I’m more than happy to bore friends with my own views on the subject, but the purpose of this post is simply to highlight the language of the debate. The precise question we will be answering

Read More 

Word of the Day

BFF

abbreviation for best friend forever, a way of referring to a person's best friend

Word of the Day

creeping obesity noun
creeping obesity noun
June 27, 2016
obesity which results from incremental weight gain over a number of years More than just a holiday glow: Experts reveal taking a vacation can actually save your LIFE (but there is still a risk of ‘creeping obesity’)

Read More