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Significado de “light” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "light" - Diccionario Inglés

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lightnoun

uk   us   /laɪt/

light noun (BRIGHTNESS)

B1 [U] the ​brightness that comes from the ​sun, ​fire, etc. and from ​electricaldevices, and that ​allows things to be ​seen: a ​bright light fluorescent/​ultraviolet light a ​beam/​ray of light Light was ​streaming in through the ​opendoor. It's a north-facing ​room so it doesn't get much light (= ​brightness from the ​sun).A2 [C] a ​piece of ​equipment that ​produces light, such as a lamp or a bulb : Could you ​switch/​turn the light on/off, ​please? She could ​see the ​city lights in the ​distance. As the lights went down, the ​audiencegrewquiet. My ​frontbike light isn't ​working.
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light noun (FLAME)

a light
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  • He ​asked me for a light.
  • She gave me a light.
  • I didn't have a light.
  • Can you give me a light?
  • I ​needed a light.
something that will ​produce a ​flame and ​causeburning, such as a ​match or a ​cigarette lighter : Have you got a light, ​please?
set light to sth UK to ​cause something to ​startburning: The ​lampcaughtfire and set light to the ​curtains.

lightadjective

uk   us   /laɪt/

light adjective (NOT HEAVY)

A2 not ​weighing a lot: Here, take this ​bag - it's ​quite light. He's a few ​pounds lighter than he used to be. How do you get ​yourcakes so ​wonderfully light, Amy? He has a very light (= ​gentle) touch, which is what is ​required in ​massage. She's very light on her ​feet (= she ​movesgracefully).A2 Light ​clothes are made of ​thinmaterial that ​allows you to be ​cool: a light ​summerdress
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light adjective (BRIGHT)

B1 lit by the ​natural light of the ​day: The ​bigwindows make the ​roomfeelwonderfully light and ​airy. It gets light very early these ​summermornings. Summer is coming and the ​evenings are getting lighter (= getting ​darklater).
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light adjective (PALE)

A1 (of ​colours) ​pale: light ​blue/​green
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light adjective (NOT SERIOUS)

entertaining and ​easilyunderstood, but not ​serious and not ​intended to make you ​think: I ​want some light reading for the ​summerholidays - a ​romance or something. A ​livelyargument between the two ​mainspeakersprovided some light ​relief (= something ​enjoyable or ​amusing) in an ​otherwisedullconference.make light of sth C2 to ​behave as if a ​situation, ​especially a ​problem, is not ​serious or ​important: It is ​easy to make light of other people's ​problems.
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light adjective (NOT MUCH)

B1 not ​great in ​strength or ​amount: A light ​wind was ​blowing. The ​traffic was ​quite light so we got through London ​quickly. It's only light ​rain - you don't need an ​umbrella.light eater/drinker/smoker someone who ​eats/​drinks/​smokes only a littlelight sleeper someone who is ​easilywoken up by ​noise, etc.
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light adjective (MEAL/DRINK)

A light ​meal is ​small and ​easy to ​digest: I don't ​eat much for ​lunch - just a light ​snack. used to ​describealcoholicdrinks that are not ​strong in ​flavour: It's ​described on the ​label as "light, ​fruitywine".

light adjective (NOT SEVERE)

needing only a very ​smallamount of ​effort: light ​exercise, such as ​walking a little light ​housework A light ​sentence in ​prison is a ​short one: He got off with a ​fairly light ​sentence because it was his first ​conviction.make light work of sth/doing sth to do something ​quickly and ​easily: Heather made light ​work of ​painting the ​walls. You made light ​work of that ​chocolatecake (= you ​ate it ​quickly)!

lightverb

uk   us   /laɪt/ (lit or lighted, lit or lighted)

light verb (START FLAMES)

B1 [I or T] to ​start to ​burn or to make something ​start to ​burn: to light a ​fire I can't get the ​cooker to light. He lit his fifth ​cigarette in ​half an ​hour.
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light verb (MAKE BRIGHT)

B2 [T] to ​produce light that makes an ​object or ​areabright or ​easy to ​see: The ​stage had been lit with ​candles. Fireworks lit up the ​sky (= made the ​skybright).
(Definition of light from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "light" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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lightnoun

 us   /lɑɪt/

light noun (ENERGY)

[C/U] the ​energy from the ​sun or ​fire and from ​electricaldevices that ​allows you to ​seeclearly: [U] Light was ​streaming through the ​windows. [U] The light was so ​bright that it ​hurt my ​eyes. [C/U] A light is also anything that ​provides light, esp. an ​electric lamp : [C] Don’t ​forget to ​turn off the lights when you ​leave. [C/U] A light is also a traffic light : Let’s go – you’ve got a ​green light.

light noun (FLAME)

[U] a ​device used to ​produce a ​flame, such as a match : Excuse me, have you got a light?

lightadjective

 us   /lɑɪt/

light adjective (NOT HEAVY)

[-er/-est only] having little ​weight; not ​heavy: This ​suitcase is ​pretty light. Ty’s a few ​pounds lighter than he used to be. [-er/-est only] Clothes that are light are made of ​thinmaterial which ​allows you to be ​cool: a light ​summerdress [-er/-est only] A light ​meal is a ​small one: a light ​snack

light adjective (NOT FAT)

(also lite) (of ​food) having less ​fat or fewer calories than ​usual: light ​creamcheese

light adjective (NOT SERIOUS)

[-er/-est only] intended to ​entertain; not ​serious: Take along some light ​reading for the ​trip.

light adjective (NOT A LOT)

[-er/-est only] not ​great in ​strength or ​amount; ​slight: a light ​rain light ​traffic The ​doctor said it was OK to take light ​exercise, such as ​walking. [-er/-est only] A light ​sentence in ​prison is a ​short one. [-er/-est only] Tastes and ​smellsdescribed as light are not ​obvious: a light ​scent of wildflowerslight eater/drinker A light eater/​drinkereats or ​drinks only a little.

light adjective (ENERGY)

[-er/-est only] providingenergy from the ​sun that ​allows you to ​seeclearly: It was still light out at eight in the ​evening.

lightadjective, adverb [-er/-est only]

 us   /lɑɪt/

light adjective, adverb [-er/-est only] (PALE)

(of ​colors) ​pale: a light-colored ​car The ​walls were light ​green.

lightverb

 us   /lɑɪt/ (past tense and past participle lit  /lɪt/ or lighted)

light verb (ENERGY)

[T] to ​provide with ​energy from the ​sun, ​fire, or ​electricaldevices that ​allow you to ​seeclearly: The ​house was lit with ​candles for the ​dinnerparty.

light verb (FLAME)

[I/T] to ​produce a ​flame: [I] I can’t get the ​barbecue to light. [T] I ​tried to light the ​fire, but the ​wood was ​wet.
(Definition of light from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "light" - Diccionario Inglés para los negocios

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lightadjective

uk   us   /laɪt/
not great in ​size, ​strength, or ​amount: Air ​traffic was very light at Heathrow so we were not delayed. We had a light ​meal before we began ​negotiations.
TRANSPORT used for describing ​forms of ​transport that are ​smaller or that use less ​power than the usual ​kind: Fleets of light ​trucksdeliver furniture to ​households throughout the ​region. Light ​aircraftallowbusyexecutives to ​fly anywhere at a moment's ​notice. A contest for light ​raildevelopmentdrewinterest from ​urbanplanners.
needing only a very ​smallamount of ​work or ​effort: light chores/cleaning/​work
light on sth not having a lot of something: light on details/facts/information His ​presentation was light on details as to how he would ​spend the ​money.
make light work of (doing) sth to do something quickly or easily: Workers from the second ​shiftstayed late so we were able to make light ​work of ​unloading the ​deliveries.

lightnoun

uk   us   /laɪt/
a way of ​thinking about or ​understanding something: a bad/good/new light After they ​won all those ​awards, we saw them in a new light and decided they were serious ​competitors.a negative/positive light We want to show our country in a ​positive light.
cast/shed light on sth to show something about a ​situation that was previously unknown: This ​sheds new light on why ​e-businessinvestment does not always ​lead to ​improvedfirmperformance.
give sth a/the green light to give someone ​permission to do something: Contractors were given a ​green light to ​install the ​infrastructure for the ​industrialpark.
in the light of UK ( US in light of) because of something or as a ​result of something: In light of problems we're having, we have no ​choice but to ​close the ​business.
(Definition of light from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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