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light 1

Inglés americano: /laɪt/
Inglés británico: /lʌɪt/

noun

  • 1 uncountable (illumination) a ray of light light and shade
    luz y sombra
    artificial/natural light
    luz artificial/natural
    by the light of the moon/a candle
    a la luz de la luna/una vela
    you shouldn't read in this light
    no deberías leer con esta luz
    hold it up to the light
    ponlo al trasluz or a contraluz
    you're standing in my light
    me tapas or me quitas la luz
    me haces sombra
    bring it into the light
    tráelo a la luz
    while the light lasts
    mientras haya luz
    in o by the cold light of day it didn't seem such a good idea
    al pensarlo mejor or en frío, no parecía tan buena idea
    at first light
    al clarear (el día)
    con las primeras luces
    let there be light (Bible) (to be) the light of somebody's life
    (ser) la niña de los ojos de alguien
    to bring something to light to come to light to hide one's light under a bushel
    ser modesto
    to see the light
    abrir los ojos
    comprender las cosas
    (Religion)
    ver la luz
    to see (the) light at the end of the tunnel
    vislumbrar el fin de sus ( or mis etc) problemas
    ir saliendo del túnel
    to see the light (of day) he first saw the light of day in April, 1769
    nació or vino al mundo en el mes de abril de 1769
    to throw o cast o shed light on something
    arrojar luz sobre algo
    (before noun) light waves
    ondas (feminine plural) luminosas
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • They believed this to be a natural power of the soul, realized as it gradually opens itself to divine light and truth.
    • The light of the divine shines everywhere, and has no gender, and has no single pronoun, and has no one image.
    • May God grant new gospel light to this spiritually deprived nation!
  • 2 countable 2.1 (source of light) to turn the light off to turn the light on
    encender or (in Latin America also) prender or (in Spain also) dar la luz
    shine the light over here
    enfoca or alumbra aquí
    lights out!
    ¡apaguen las luces!
    lights! (Cinema, Theater)
    ¡luces!
    she wanted to see her name in lights
    quería ver su nombre en las marquesinas or en letras de neón
    the bright lights of the big city
    las luces de la gran ciudad
    landing/navigation lights
    luces (feminine plural) de aterrizaje/navegación
    to go out like a light [colloquial]
    (become unconscious)
    caer(se) redondo
    (fall asleep)
    dormirse como un tronco
    caer como piedra (Latin America) [colloquial]
    2.2 (of car, bicycle) dip your lights
    pon las cortas or (Chile) las bajas
    2.3
    also: traffic light
    don't shoot/jump the lights
    no te saltes el semáforo
    no te comas la luz roja [colloquial]
    the lights were against us
    nos tocaron los semáforos en contra or en rojo
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Queuing traffic at the numerous lights in and around the High Street creates more congestion.
    • I don't want to drive these things wide open on the street, but we'll run them zero to 60 at the next few lights.
    • The look, of course, was no big deal, but the preposterous wheelspinning start as the lights went green certainly was.
    2.4 (in lighthouse)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Everything is brightly lit once the UV lights are turned on.
    • Fluorescent lights or special grow lamps also work if left on about 14 to 16 hours per day.
    • Hang paper chains or other decorations well away from lights or any other source of heat.
  • 3 3.1 (aspect) (no plural) to see something/somebody in a good/bad light
    ver algo/a alguien con buenos/malos ojos
    I suddenly saw her in a new light
    de pronto la vi con otros ojos
    seen in this light
    visto así
    this puts matters in a new light, this sheds a new light on matters
    esto cambia la perspectiva or el panorama
    it didn't show him in a very good/flattering light
    no daba una imagen demasiado buena/favorable de él
    3.2in the light of o (in American English also) in light of (as preposition)
    a la luz de
    en vista de
  • 4 countable (for igniting) have you got a light?
    ¿tienes fuego?
    to put a o set light to something
    prender fuego a algo
    to strike a light
    encender un fósforo or (Spain) una cerilla or (in Central America, Mexico also) un cerillo
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • I was nervous and when I get nervous I smoke - too bad I didn't have a light.
  • 5
    also: lights plural
    5.1 (windows) (Architecture) (sometimes singular) 5.2 (Cookery) 5.3 (beliefs) [dated]by/according to somebody's lights
    a/según su ( or mi etc) entender
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The good of human freedom, by European lights, must be weighed against the risk and cost of actually fighting for it.
    • He was, by his lights at least, honest with me.
    • I think that the president is a basically decent man who is trying to do the best he can according to his lights.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The opening casements were also taped along the junction between the casement and the opening light.
    • Summer cross-ventilation can be obtained through opening lights in the glass wall and the motorized panes of the clerestory.
    • Top lights and side windows flood the building with daylight from unexpected angles.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Well-lit by a triple-light mullion and transom window with wooden surrounds, the landing was given additional light from a dormer window high up in the central gable.
    • The windows also show progress in one particular way: they are still mullioned and transomed, but the individual lights are no longer arched.
  • 6 6.1 uncountable (low-calorie beer)
    (American English)
    cerveza (feminine) light or de bajo contenido calórico
    6.2 countable (cigarette)
    cigarrillo (masculine) light or de bajo contenido en alquitrán
    6.3 uncountable (light ale)
    (British English) [colloquial]
    cerveza (feminine) rubia

transitive verb past tense & past participle lighted or lit

  • 1 (set alight)
    (fire/lamp/heater/cigarette)
    encender
    prender
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • It was peaceful, the street lights were lit and the only noise that could be heard was a dog barking in the distance.
    • As he flicked the switch to light the brightly coloured bulbs, an enormous cheer went up from onlookers.
    • In later years insurance companies forced the removal of the old candelabras and these were replaced with little electric lights, lighted by a button.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • He pulled out a cigarette, lit it, and walked away from the fire, through the village, and into the forest.
    • We both lit our Bic lighters as if we were at a Grateful Dead concert.
    • Almost every month my neighbour has a bonfire: last Friday at 9.15 pm he lit one.
  • 2
    past tense & past participle lit
    (illuminate)
    (room/scene)
    iluminar
    a dimly/brightly lit street
    una calle poco/muy iluminada
    she lit the way for him with a flashlight
    le alumbró el camino con una linterna
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • We were both watching TV, the pictures brightly lighting the dark living room.
    • Sets are very minimalist but lit to good effect.
    • It's cramped, poorly stocked and somehow dimly lit.

intransitive verb past tense & past participle lighted or lit

  • (wood/fire/match/cigarette)
    encenderse
    prender

adjective -er, -est

  • 2 (bright) it gets light very early these days
    ahora amanece or aclara muy temprano
    it's already light
    ya es de día
    ya está claro
    white paint makes a room look lighter
    la pintura blanca le da más luz a una habitación

Verbos con partícula

light up

past tense & past participle lit
1verb + adverb 1.1
(eyes/face)
iluminarse
his face lit up
se le iluminó la cara
1.2 (smoke) he settled back in his chair and lit up
se arrellanó en el sillón y encendió or prendió un cigarrillo ( or su pipa etc)
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 2.1
(face)
iluminar
2.2 (illuminate) the streets were all lit up
las calles estaban todas iluminadas
2.3
(cigar/pipe)
encender
prender

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light 2
Inglés americano: /laɪt/
Inglés británico: /lʌɪt/

adjective -er, -est

  • 2 2.1 (Meteorol)
    (breeze/wind)
    suave
    light rain a light covering of snow
    una fina capa de nieve
    2.2 (sparse) traffic is light at this time
    a esta hora hay poco tráfico
    trading was light (Finance)
    hubo poca actividad en la Bolsa
    the losses were fairly light
    las pérdidas fueron de poca consideración or de poca monta
    2.3 (not strenuous) 2.4 (not severe)
    (sentence)
    leve
  • 3 (not serious)
    (music/comedy/reading)
    ligero
    a program of light entertainment
    un programa de variedades
    to make light of something
    quitarle or restarle importancia a algo

adverb

  • to travel light
    viajar con el mínimo de equipaje

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light 3
Inglés americano: /laɪt/
Inglés británico: /lʌɪt/

intransitive verb

Verbos con partícula

light into

past tense & past participle lit
verb + preposition + object (American English)
[colloquial]
arremeter contra

light on

past tense & past participle lit
verb + preposition + object
[colloquial]

light out

past tense & past participle lit
verb + adverb (American English)
[colloquial]
largarse [colloquial]
mandarse a cambiar (Andes) or (River Plate area) a mudar [colloquial]

light upon

light on

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