Synonyms of light in English:



  • 1 the light of candles
    illumination, brightness, luminescence, luminosity, shining, gleaming, gleam, brilliance, radiance, luster, glowing, glow, blaze, glare, dazzle; sunlight, moonlight, starlight, lamplight, firelight; ray of light, beam of light
    [Antonyms] darkness
  • 2 there was a light on in the hall
    lamp, wall light; headlight, headlamp, sidelight; streetlight, floodlight; lantern; flashlight
  • 3 have you got a light?
    match, (cigarette) lighter
  • 4 we'll wait for the light
    daylight, daylight hours, daytime, day; dawn, morning, daybreak, sunrise; natural light, sunlight
    [Antonyms] darkness nighttime
  • 5 he saw the problem in a different light
    aspect, angle, slant, approach, interpretation, viewpoint, standpoint, context, hue, complexion
  • 6 light dawned on Loretta
    understanding, enlightenment, illumination, comprehension, insight, awareness, knowledge
    [Antonyms] ignorance
  • 7 an eminent legal light
    expert, authority, master, leader, guru, leading light, luminary
  • verb

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  • 1 Alan lit the kindling
    set alight, set light to, set burning, set on fire, set fire to, put/set a match to, ignite, kindle, spark (off)
    [Antonyms] extinguish
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  • 1 a light, cheerful room
    bright, full of light, well lit, well illuminated, sunny
    [Antonyms] dark gloomy
  • 2 light shades of blue and rose
    [Antonyms] dark deep
  • 3 light hair
    fair, light-colored, blond/blonde, golden, flaxen
    [Antonyms] dark brunette
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    optics the branch of science concerned with the behavior of light


    bring something to light

    the surprise inspection brought some incriminating evidence to lightrevealdiscloseexposeuncoverunearthdig up/outbring to noticeidentify

    come to light

    a fact important to this case has just come to lightbe discoveredbe uncoveredbe unearthedcome outbecome knownbecome apparentappearmaterializeemerge

    in (the) light of

    in light of this new information, there is no reason to continue our questioningtaking into considerationtaking into accountconsideringbearing in mindtaking note ofin view of

    light into

  • 1.1 we started lighting into our attackers
    attack, assail, assault, hit, strike, beat, thrash, pummel, wallop, set about, set upon, set on, fall on
    informal lay into, lace into, let someone have it, work over, rough up, knock about/around, have a go at, beat up on
  • 2.1 my father lit into me for being late See scold (verb)
  • light on/upon

    we'd almost given up when we lit upon this article about Mathew's murder trialcome acrosschance on/uponhit on/uponhappen on/uponstumble on/upon/acrossfinddiscoveruncovercome up with

    light up

  • 1.1 the dashboard lit up
    become bright, brighten, lighten, shine, gleam, flare, blaze, glint, sparkle, shimmer, glisten, scintillate
  • 2.1 he lit up outside the bar
    start smoking, light a cigarette
  • light something up

  • 1.1 a flare lit up the night sky
    make bright, brighten, illuminate, lighten, throw/cast light on, shine on, irradiate
    literary illumine, illume
  • 2.1 her enthusiasm lit up her face
    animate, irradiate, brighten, cheer up, enliven
  • throw/cast/shed (some) light on

    perhaps I can shed some light on this problemexplainelucidateclarifyclear upinterpret

    out like a light

    after a day at the beach, these kids will be out like a light by eight o'clockasleepunconsciouscomatose informalout colddead to the world

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    Synonyms of light in English:



  • 1 it's light enough to carry
    easy to lift, not heavy, lightweight; easy to carry, portable
    [Antonyms] heavy
  • 2 a light cotton robe
    [Antonyms] heavy thick
  • 3 she is light on her feet
    nimble, agile, lithe, limber, lissome, graceful; light-footed, fleet-footed, quick, quick-moving, spry, sprightly
    informal twinkle-toed
    literary fleet, lightsome
    [Antonyms] clumsy
  • 4 a light soil
    friable, sandy, easily dug, workable, crumbly, loose
    [Antonyms] dense heavy
  • 5 a light dinner
    small, modest, simple, easily digested
    informal low-cal
    [Antonyms] heavy rich
  • 6 light duties
    easy, simple, undemanding, untaxing
    informal cushy
    [Antonyms] hard burdensome
  • 7 his eyes gleamed with light mockery
    gentle, mild, moderate, slight; playful, lighthearted
    [Antonyms] serious
  • 8 light reading
    entertaining, lightweight, diverting, undemanding, frivolous, superficial, trivial
    [Antonyms] serious deep
  • 9 a light heart
  • 10 this is no light matter
    [Antonyms] serious important
  • 11 light footsteps
    gentle, delicate, soft, dainty; faint, indistinct
    [Antonyms] heavy
  • 12 her head felt light
    dizzy, giddy, lightheaded, faint, vertiginous
    informal woozy
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