Translation of "light" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /laɪt/ us /lɑɪt/

A2 an object that produces light

car lights
Could you turn the kitchen light off?

B1 [ no plural ] the brightness that shines from the sun, from fire, or from an object, allowing you to see things

bright light
This room gets a lot of light in the morning.
adjective uk /laɪt/ us /lɑɪt/

A1 Light colours are pale.

a light blue shirt
→ Opposite dark adj

A2 not heavy

My bag is very light.

B1 small in amount

light rain
I only had a light lunch.

B1 bright from the sun

claro, con luz
Let’s go now while it’s still light.

not strong

a light breeze
verb uk /laɪt/ us /lɑɪt/ past tense and past participle lit

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

She lit a cigarette.
The wood won’t light.

to make light somewhere so that you can see things

The room was lit by a single light bulb.

(Translation of “light” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


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)

luz, lámpara
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/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

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.

light-year noun

the distance light travels in a year (nearly 9.5 million million kilometres)

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

Evening came and the streetlights lit up.

to make, be or become full of light

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.

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.

(Translation of “light” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)