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Translation of "light" - English-Spanish dictionary

light

noun /lait/
the brightness given by the sun, a flame, lamps etc that makes things able to be seen luz 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 fuego Have you got a light for my cigarette?
a way of viewing or regarding perspectiva 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 iluminación 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. faro
light-year noun
the distance light travels in a year (nearly 9.5 million million kilometres) año-luz 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 iluminarse Evening came and the streetlights lit up.
to make, be or become full of light iluminar The powerful searchlight lit up the prison yard She watched the house light up as everyone awoke.
to make or become happy iluminarse 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.
(Definition of light from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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