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Spanish translation of “light”


noun /lait/
the brightness given by the sun, a flame, lamps etc that makes things able to be seen It was nearly dawn and the light was getting stronger Sunlight streamed into the room. something which gives light (eg a lamp) Suddenly all the lights went out. something which can be used to set fire to something else; a flame Have you got a light for my cigarette? a way of viewing or regarding He regarded her action in a favourable light. lightness noun lighten verb to make or become brighter The white ceiling lightened the room The sky was lightening. lighter noun something used for lighting (a cigarette etc) a disposable lighter. a disposable lighter. lighting noun a means of providing light 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. light-year noun the distance light travels in a year (nearly 9.5 million million kilometres).
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 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 to begin to give out light
Evening came and the streetlights lit up.
to make, be or become full of light The powerful searchlight lit up the prison yard She watched the house light up as everyone awoke. to make or become happy
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. He finally saw the light and became a vegetarian.
set light to to cause to begin burning 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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