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light

noun /lait/
the brightness given by the sun, a flame, lamps etc that makes things able to be seen
luz
It was nearly dawn and the light was getting stronger Sunlight streamed into the room.
something which gives light (eg a lamp)
luz, lámpara
Suddenly all the lights went out.
something which can be used to set fire to something else; a flame
fuego
Have you got a light for my cigarette?
a way of viewing or regarding
perspectiva
He regarded her action in a favourable/favorable light.
lightness noun
luminosidad, claridad
lighten verb to make or become brighter
iluminar, clarear
The white ceiling lightened the room The sky was lightening as the clouds disappeared.
lighter noun something used for lighting (a cigarette etc)
encendedor, mechero
a disposable lighter.
lighting noun a means of providing light
iluminación
The lighting was so bad in the restaurant that we could hardly see.
lightbulb noun a glass object that fits into an electric light and which produces light when an electric current is passed through it; bulb
bombilla eléctrica
This lightbulb needs changing.
lighthouse noun a building built on rocks, coastline etc with a (flashing) light to guide or warn ships.
faro
light-year noun the distance light travels in a year (nearly 9.5 million million kilometres)
año-luz
The farthest that the Hubble Space Telescope has seen so far is about 10-15 billion light-years away.
bring to light to reveal or cause to be noticed
sacar a la luz
The scandal was brought to light by the investigations of a journalist.
come to light to be revealed or discovered
salir a luz
The manuscript came to light in a box of books at an auction.
in the light of taking into consideration (eg new information)
a la luz de
The theory has been abandoned in the light of more recent discoveries.
light up phrasal verb to begin to give out light
iluminarse
Evening came and the streetlights lit up.
to make, be or become full of light
iluminar
The powerful searchlight lit up the prison yard She watched the house light up as everyone awoke.
to make or become happy
iluminarse
Her face lit up when she saw him A sudden smile lit up her face.
see the light to be born, discovered, produced etc
ver la luz
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.
convertirse a
He finally saw the light and became a vegetarian.
set light to to cause to begin burning
poner fuego
He set light to the pile of rubbish in his garden.
(Definition of light from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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