Meaning of “light” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /laɪt/ past tense and past participle lit, lighted
BURN [ I, T ]

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

to light a candle/cigarette/fire
The wood was damp and wouldn't light.

B2 to produce light somewhere so that you can see things:

[ often passive ] The room was lit by a single light bulb.
Burning buildings lit up the sky.

(Definition of “light verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)