Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “headlight”

See all translations

headlight

noun [C usually plural] uk   /ˈhed.laɪt/ ( UK also headlamp) us  
a large, powerful light at the front of a vehicle, usually one of two: I could see a car's headlights coming towards me. It was foggy, and all the cars had their headlights on. to dip your headlights (= make them shine downwards)
Compare
Translations of “headlight”
in Korean 헤드라이트…
in Arabic مِصْباح أمامي…
in Portuguese farol…
in Catalan far…
in Japanese (自動車の)ヘッドライト, 前照灯…
in Italian faro…
in Chinese (Traditional) (車輛的)頭燈,前燈…
in Russian фара…
in Turkish (araç) far…
in Chinese (Simplified) (车辆的)头灯,前灯…
in Polish reflektor…
(Definition of headlight from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of headlight?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “headlight” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

derivative

If something is derivative, it is not the result of new ideas, but has been developed from or copies something else.

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More