traffic light Definition in British English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "traffic light" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

traffic lightnoun [C usually plural]

uk   us   (US also stoplight)
A2 one of a set of red, yellow, and green lights that control the movement of vehicles, usually at a point where two or more roads join: The police pulled him over for failing to stop at a red traffic light. Turn left at the traffic lights. The traffic lights turned green as we approached the junction.
Translations of “traffic light”
in Korean 교통 신호…
in Arabic إشارة المُرور…
in Portuguese semáforo…
in Catalan semàfor…
in Japanese (道路の)信号機…
in Italian semaforo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 紅綠燈,交通信號燈…
in Russian светофор…
in Turkish trafik ışıkları…
in Chinese (Simplified) 红绿灯,交通信号灯…
in Polish światło, sygnalizacja świetlna…
(Definition of traffic light from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of traffic light?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “traffic light” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
like

to enjoy or approve of something or someone

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More