from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state of being lighted; illumination.
  • n. The method or equipment used to provide artificial illumination.
  • n. The illumination so provided.
  • n. The act or process of igniting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the equipment used to provide illumination; the illumination so provided
  • n. the act of activating such equipment, or of igniting a flame etc.
  • n. The process of annealing metals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A name sometimes applied to the process of annealing metals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of making light or becoming light. See light, transitive verb
  • n. The act of igniting or illuminating: as, the lighting of a fire; street-lighting.
  • n. In metal-working, same as annealing.
  • n. The act of making or becoming light or less heavy. See light, transitive verb
  • n. The act of alighting, as from flight.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of setting something on fire
  • n. apparatus for supplying artificial light effects for the stage or a film
  • n. the craft of providing artificial light
  • n. having abundant light or illumination


See light (Wiktionary)



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