1. illumination, luminescence, luminosity, radiation, shining, beaming, gleaming; luminousness, brilliance, radiance, lambency, luster, shine, effulgence; irradiation, glow, glowing, fluorescence, in candescence, phosphorescence; brightness, blare, glare; glimmer, gleam, sparkle, twinkle.
2. beam, ray, shaft of light; lamplight, gaslight, firelight; lamp, chandelier, electrolier, beacon, illuminant, bulb, candle, taper, candelabrum; star, shining star, blaze, fire.
3. daylight, dayshine, sunshine, sunbeam, sun; daylight hours, daytime, day, Poetic. daytide; dawn, Aurora, crack of dawn, daybreak, Archaic. dayspring; sunrise, sunup, morning.
4. enlightenment, edification, awareness, insight, understanding.
5. luminary, beau ideal, model, paragon, exemplar, example, guide.
6. bring to light
reveal, expose, disclose; uncover, unmask, unveil, show; unearth, dig up, discover.
7. in light of
considering, taking into account, paying attention to, keeping in mind.
8. shed or throw light on
elucidate, clarify, clear up, explain, simplify.
9. illuminated, lit, well-lit, floodlit, alight, well-lighted; sunny, bright, shining, vivid, glaring; gleaming, radiant, effulgent, fulgid, lambent, lucifer-ous; resplendent, brilliant, beaming, beamy, beamish; sparkling, scintillating, scintillant, blazing, con-flagrant, afire; glowing, rutilant, luminous, lucid, incandescent, phosphorescent; clear, transparent, translucent.
10. pale, bleached, whitened, whitish; creamy, ivory, pearly, blond, fair; faded, duli, drab, colorless, washed out.
11. set burning, set fire to, fire, set a match to, ignite, inflame, kindle.
12.Often light up
illuminate, brighten, lighten; illumine, Archaic. illume, Obs. enlumine; irradiate, radiate, shine, beam, cast light upon; blaze, burn, glow, luminesce, incandesce, phosphoresce; shimmer, sparkle, scintillate, glitter, gleam; flash, flicker, fulgurate, coruscate.
13. conduct with a light, direct, guide, pilot, usher, escort.
1. unheavy, weightless, levitative; floaty, ethereal, gossamer, feathery, delicate; slender, thin, skinny, slight, small, minute, tiny.
2. faint, obscure, dim, pale, faded, dull; unclear, indistinct, imperceptible.
3. easy, facile, simple, Sl. cushy, soft, slight, manageable.
4. amusing, entertaining, pleasing, pleasurable; humorous, witty, comical; diverting, distracting, recreative, sportive; trivial, inconsiderable, unimportant, inconsequential, trifling, petty, superficial.
5. digestible, peptic; (all of a meat) skimpy, scanty, modest, moderate.
6. airy, buoyant, flitting, winged, tripping, Brit. Inf. nippy, spry, lightsome, light-footed; deft, dexterous; agile, nimble, supple, sprightly, Dial. gainly, lithe, quick, yare.
7. cheerful, cheery, gay, sunny, in good or high spirits; blithe, blithesome, optimistic, positive, Inf. upbeat, beamish; debonair, free and easy, easygoing, breezy, happy-go-lucky, untroubled; jovial, merry, jocund, jolly, mirthful, riant, laughing, smiling, happy, happy as a lark, glad; joyful, jubilant, gleeful, elated, delighted.
8. frivolous, light-hearted, carefree, insouciant, irresponsible; impulsive, fickle, erratic, changeable, inconstant; mercurial, volatile, flyaway, skittish; whimsical, capricious, flighty, bird-witted, scatterbrained, Sl. out to lunch, Sl. out in left field.
9. giddy, dizzy, faint, light-headed; unsteady, reel- ing, Inf. woozy, muddled.
1. get down, drop down, descend, dismount, unmount, unhorse; detrain, disembark.
2. settle, sit down; perch, land, alight.
3. light on or upon
discover, find, come across, meet up with, encounter; happen upon, stumble upon, hit upon; make out, distinguish, detect, Inf. spot.
4. light into
Informal. pounce upon, Inf. lace into, barrage, assail, lash, lambaste, attack. See attack(defs.1, 2).

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