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 for light
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Light \Light\ (l[imac]t), n. [OE. light, liht, AS. le['i]ht;
     akin to OS. lioht, D. & G. licht, OHG. lioht, Goth.
     liuha[thorn], Icel. lj[=o]s, L. lux light, lucere to shine,
     Gr. leyko`s white, Skr. ruc to shine. [root]122. Cf. Lucid,
     Lunar, Luminous, Lynx.]
     1. That agent, force, or action in nature by the operation of
        which upon the organs of sight, objects are rendered
        visible or luminous.
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     Note: Light was regarded formerly as consisting of material
           particles, or corpuscules, sent off in all directions
           from luminous bodies, and traversing space, in right
           lines, with the known velocity of about 186,300 miles
           per second; but it is now generally understood to
           consist, not in any actual transmission of particles or
           substance, but in the propagation of vibrations or
           undulations in a subtile, elastic medium, or ether,
           assumed to pervade all space, and to be thus set in
           vibratory motion by the action of luminous bodies, as
           the atmosphere is by sonorous bodies. This view of the
           nature of light is known as the undulatory or wave
           theory; the other, advocated by Newton (but long since
           abandoned), as the corpuscular, emission, or Newtonian
           theory. A more recent theory makes light to consist in
           electrical oscillations, and is known as the
           electro-magnetic theory of light.
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     2. That which furnishes, or is a source of, light, as the
        sun, a star, a candle, a lighthouse, etc.
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              Then he called for a light, and sprang in. --Acts
                                                    xvi. 29.
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              And God made two great lights; the greater light to
              rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the
              night.                                --Gen. i. 16.
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     3. The time during which the light of the sun is visible;
        day; especially, the dawn of day.
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              The murderer, rising with the light, killeth the
              poor and needy.                       --Job xxiv.
                                                    14.
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     4. The brightness of the eye or eyes.
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              He seemed to find his way without his eyes;
              For out o'door he went without their helps,
              And, to the last, bended their light on me. --Shak.
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     5. The medium through which light is admitted, as a window,
        or window pane; a skylight; in architecture, one of the
        compartments of a window made by a mullion or mullions.
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              There were windows in three rows, and light was
              against light in three ranks.         --I Kings
                                                    vii.4.
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     6. Life; existence.
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              O, spring to light, auspicious Babe, be born !
                                                    --Pope.
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     7. Open view; a visible state or condition; public
        observation; publicity.
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              The duke yet would have dark deeds darkly answered;
              he would never bring them to light.   --Shak.
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     8. The power of perception by vision.
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              My strength faileth me; as for the light of my eyes,
              it also is gone from me.              --Ps. xxxviii.
                                                    10.
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     9. That which illumines or makes clear to the mind; mental or
        spiritual illumination; enlightenment; knowledge;
        information.
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              He shall never know
              That I had any light of this from thee. --Shak.
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     10. Prosperity; happiness; joy; felicity.
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               Then shall thy light break forth as the morning,
               and thy health shall spring forth speedily. --Is.
                                                    lviii. 8.
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     11. (Paint.) The manner in which the light strikes upon a
         picture; that part of a picture which represents those
         objects upon which the light is supposed to fall; the
         more illuminated part of a landscape or other scene; --
         opposed to shade. Cf. Chiaroscuro.
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     12. Appearance due to the particular facts and circumstances
         presented to view; point of view; as, to state things
         fairly and put them in the right light.
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               Frequent consideration of a thing . . . shows it in
               its several lights and various ways of appearance.
                                                    --South.
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     13. One who is conspicuous or noteworthy; a model or example;
         as, the lights of the age or of antiquity.
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               Joan of Arc,
               A light of ancient France.           --Tennyson.
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     14. (Pyrotech.) A firework made by filling a case with a
         substance which burns brilliantly with a white or colored
         flame; as, a Bengal light.
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     Note: Light is used figuratively to denote that which
           resembles physical light in any respect, as
           illuminating, benefiting, enlightening, or enlivening
           mankind.
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     Ancient lights (Law), Calcium light, Flash light, etc.
        See under Ancient, Calcium, etc.
  
     Light ball (Mil.), a ball of combustible materials, used to
        afford light; -- sometimes made so as to be fired from a
        cannon or mortar, or to be carried up by a rocket.
  
     Light barrel (Mil.), an empty power barrel pierced with
        holes and filled with shavings soaked in pitch, used to
        light up a ditch or a breach.
  
     Light dues (Com.), tolls levied on ships navigating certain
        waters, for the maintenance of lighthouses.
  
     Light iron, a candlestick. [Obs.]
  
     Light keeper, a person appointed to take care of a
        lighthouse or light-ship.
  
     Light money, charges laid by government on shipping
        entering a port, for the maintenance of lighthouses and
        light-ships.
  
     The light of the countenance, favor; kindness; smiles.
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              Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon
              us.                                   --Ps. iv. 6.
  
     Northern lights. See Aurora borealis, under Aurora.
  
     To bring to light, to cause to be disclosed.
  
     To come to light, to be disclosed.
  
     To see the light, to come into the light; hence, to come
        into the world or into public notice; as, his book never
        saw the light.
  
     To stand in one's own light, to take a position which is
        injurious to one's own interest.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Light \Light\, v. i.
     1. To become ignited; to take fire; as, the match will not
        light.
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     2. To be illuminated; to receive light; to brighten; -- with
        up; as, the room light up very well.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Light \Light\, a. [Compar. Lighter (l[imac]t"[~e]r); superl.
     Lightest.] [OE. light, liht, AS. l[imac]ht, le['i]ht; akin
     to D. ligt, G. leicht, OHG. l[imac]hti, Icel. l[=e]ttr, Dan.
     let, Sw. l[aum]tt, Goth. leihts, and perh. to L. levis (cf.
     Levity), Gr. 'elachy`s small, Skr. laghu light. [root]125.]
     1. Having little, or comparatively little, weight; not
        tending to be the center of gravity with force; not heavy.
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              These weights did not exert their natural gravity, .
              . . insomuch that I could not guess which was light
              or heavy whilst I held them in my hand. --Addison.
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     2. Not burdensome; easy to be lifted, borne, or carried by
        physical strength; as, a light burden, or load.
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              Ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is
              easy, and my burden is light.         --Matt. xi.
                                                    29, 30.
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     3. Easy to be endured or performed; not severe; not
        difficult; as, a light affliction or task. --Chaucer.
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              Light sufferings give us leisure to complain.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     4. Easy to be digested; not oppressive to the stomach; as,
        light food; also, containing little nutriment.
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     5. Not heavily armed; armed with light weapons; as, light
        troops; a troop of light horse.
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     6. Not encumbered; unembarrassed; clear of impediments;
        hence, active; nimble; swift.
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              Unmarried men are best friends, best masters . . .
              but not always best subjects, for they are light to
              run away.                             --Bacon.
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     7. Not heavily burdened; not deeply laden; not sufficiently
        ballasted; as, the ship returned light.
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     8. Slight; not important; as, a light error. --Shak.
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     9. Well leavened; not heavy; as, light bread.
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     10. Not copious or heavy; not dense; not inconsiderable; as,
         a light rain; a light snow; light vapors.
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     11. Not strong or violent; moderate; as, a light wind.
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     12. Not pressing heavily or hard upon; hence, having an easy,
         graceful manner; delicate; as, a light touch; a light
         style of execution.
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     13. Easy to admit influence; inconsiderate; easily influenced
         by trifling considerations; unsteady; unsettled;
         volatile; as, a light, vain person; a light mind.
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               There is no greater argument of a light and
               inconsiderate person than profanely to scoff at
               religion.                            --Tillotson.
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     14. Indulging in, or inclined to, levity; wanting dignity or
         solemnity; trifling; gay; frivolous; airy; unsubstantial.
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               Seneca can not be too heavy, nor Plautus too light.
                                                    --Shak.
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               Specimens of New England humor laboriously light
               and lamentably mirthful.             --Hawthorne.
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     15. Not quite sound or normal; somewhat impaired or deranged;
         dizzy; giddy.
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               Are his wits safe? Is he not light of brain ?
                                                    --Shak.
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     16. Easily bestowed; inconsiderately rendered.
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               To a fair semblance doth light faith annex.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     17. Wanton; unchaste; as, a woman of light character.
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               A light wife doth make a heavy husband. --Shak.
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     18. Not of the legal, standard, or usual weight; clipped;
         diminished; as, light coin.
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     19. Loose; sandy; easily pulverized; as, a light soil.
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     Light cavalry, Light horse (Mil.), light-armed soldiers
        mounted on strong and active horses.
  
     Light eater, one who eats but little.
  
     Light infantry, infantry soldiers selected and trained for
        rapid evolutions.
  
     Light of foot.
         (a) Having a light step.
         (b) Fleet.
  
     Light of heart, gay, cheerful.
  
     Light oil (Chem.), the oily product, lighter than water,
        forming the chief part of the first distillate of coal
        tar, and consisting largely of benzene and toluene.
  
     Light sails (Naut.), all the sails above the topsails,
        with, also, the studding sails and flying jib. --Dana.
  
     Light sleeper, one easily wakened.
  
     Light weight, a prize fighter, boxer, wrestler, or jockey,
        who is below a standard medium weight. Cf. Feather
        weight, under Feather. [Cant]
  
     To make light of, to treat as of little consequence; to
        slight; to disregard.
  
     To set light by, to undervalue; to slight; to treat as of
        no importance; to despise.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Light \Light\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lighted (l[imac]t"[e^]d) or
     Lit (l[i^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. Lighting.] [AS. l[=y]htan,
     l[imac]htan, to shine. [root]122. See Light, n.]
     1. To set fire to; to cause to burn; to set burning; to
        ignite; to kindle; as, to light a candle or lamp; to light
        the gas; -- sometimes with up.
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              If a thousand candles be all lighted from one.
                                                    --Hakewill.
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              And the largest lamp is lit.          --Macaulay.
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              Absence might cure it, or a second mistress
              Light up another flame, and put out this. --Addison.
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     2. To give light to; to illuminate; to fill with light; to
        spread over with light; -- often with up.
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              Ah, hopeless, lasting flames! like those that burn
              To light the dead.                    --Pope.
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              One hundred years ago, to have lit this theater as
              brilliantly as it is now lighted would have cost, I
              suppose, fifty pounds.                --F. Harrison.
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              The sun has set, and Vesper, to supply
              His absent beams, has lighted up the sky. --Dryden.
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     3. To attend or conduct with a light; to show the way to by
        means of a light.
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              His bishops lead him forth, and light him on.
                                                    --Landor.
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     To light a fire, to kindle the material of a fire.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Light \Light\ (l[imac]t), a. [AS. le['i]ht. See Light, n.]
     [Compar. Lighter (l[imac]t"[~e]r); superl. Lightest.]
     1. Having light; not dark or obscure; bright; clear; as, the
        apartment is light.
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     2. White or whitish; not intense or very marked; not of a
        deep shade; moderately colored; as, a light color; a light
        brown; a light complexion.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Light \Light\ (l[imac]t), adv.
     Lightly; cheaply. --Hooker.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Light \Light\, v. t. [See Light not heavy, and cf. Light to
     alight, and Lighten to make less heavy.]
     To lighten; to ease of a burden; to take off. [Obs.]
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           From his head the heavy burgonet did light. --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Light \Light\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lighted (l[imac]t"[e^]d) or
     Lit (l[i^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. Lighting.] [AS. l[imac]htan
     to alight orig., to relieve (a horse) of the rider's burden,
     to make less heavy, fr. l[imac]ht light. See Light not
     heavy, and cf. Alight, Lighten to make light.]
     1. To dismount; to descend, as from a horse or carriage; to
        alight; -- with from, off, on, upon, at, in.
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              When she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
                                                    --Gen. xxiv.
                                                    64.
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              Slowly rode across a withered heath,
              And lighted at a ruined inn.          --Tennyson.
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     2. To feel light; to be made happy. [Obs.]
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              It made all their hearts to light.    --Chaucer.
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     3. To descend from flight, and rest, perch, or settle, as a
        bird or insect.
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              [The bee] lights on that, and this, and tasteth all.
                                                    --Sir. J.
                                                    Davies.
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              On the tree tops a crested peacock lit. --Tennyson.
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     4. To come down suddenly and forcibly; to fall; -- with on or
        upon.
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              On me, me only, as the source and spring
              Of all corruption, all the blame lights due.
                                                    --Milton.
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     5. To come by chance; to happen; -- with on or upon; formerly
        with into.
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              The several degrees of vision, which the assistance
              of glasses (casually at first lit on) has taught us
              to conceive.                          --Locke.
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              They shall light into atheistical company. --South.
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              And here we lit on Aunt Elizabeth,
              And Lilia with the rest.              --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wine \Wine\, n. [OE. win, AS. win, fr. L. vinum (cf. Icel.
     v[imac]n; all from the Latin); akin to Gr. o'i^nos, ?, and E.
     withy. Cf. Vine, Vineyard, Vinous, Withy.]
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     1. The expressed juice of grapes, esp. when fermented; a
        beverage or liquor prepared from grapes by squeezing out
        their juice, and (usually) allowing it to ferment. "Red
        wine of Gascoigne." --Piers Plowman.
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              Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and
              whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. --Prov.
                                                    xx. 1.
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              Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape
              Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine. --Milton.
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     Note: Wine is essentially a dilute solution of ethyl alcohol,
           containing also certain small quantities of ethers and
           ethereal salts which give character and bouquet.
           According to their color, strength, taste, etc., wines
           are called red, white, spirituous, dry,
           light, still, etc.
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     2. A liquor or beverage prepared from the juice of any fruit
        or plant by a process similar to that for grape wine; as,
        currant wine; gooseberry wine; palm wine.
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     3. The effect of drinking wine in excess; intoxication.
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              Noah awoke from his wine.             --Gen. ix. 24.
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     Birch wine, Cape wine, etc. See under Birch, Cape,
        etc.
  
     Spirit of wine. See under Spirit.
  
     To have drunk wine of ape or To have drunk wine ape, to
        be so drunk as to be foolish. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  
     Wine acid. (Chem.) See Tartaric acid, under Tartaric.
        [Colloq.]
  
     Wine apple (Bot.), a large red apple, with firm flesh and a
        rich, vinous flavor.
  
     Wine fly (Zool.), small two-winged fly of the genus
        Piophila, whose larva lives in wine, cider, and other
        fermented liquors.
  
     Wine grower, one who cultivates a vineyard and makes wine.
        
  
     Wine measure, the measure by which wines and other spirits
        are sold, smaller than beer measure.
  
     Wine merchant, a merchant who deals in wines.
  
     Wine of opium (Pharm.), a solution of opium in aromatized
        sherry wine, having the same strength as ordinary
        laudanum; -- also Sydenham's laudanum.
  
     Wine press, a machine or apparatus in which grapes are
        pressed to extract their juice.
  
     Wine skin, a bottle or bag of skin, used, in various
        countries, for carrying wine.
  
     Wine stone, a kind of crust deposited in wine casks. See
        1st Tartar, 1.
  
     Wine vault.
        (a) A vault where wine is stored.
        (b) A place where wine is served at the bar, or at tables;
            a dramshop. --Dickens.
  
     Wine vinegar, vinegar made from wine.
  
     Wine whey, whey made from milk coagulated by the use of
        wine.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  light
      adv 1: with few burdens; "experienced travellers travel light"
             [syn: lightly, light]
      adj 1: of comparatively little physical weight or density; "a
             light load"; "magnesium is a light metal--having a
             specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C" [ant: heavy]
      2: (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring
         agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a
         light-colored powder" [syn: light, light-colored] [ant:
         dark]
      3: of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively
         small or light arms or equipment; "light infantry"; "light
         cavalry"; "light industry"; "light weapons" [ant: heavy]
      4: not great in degree or quantity or number; "a light
         sentence"; "a light accent"; "casualties were light"; "light
         snow was falling"; "light misty rain"; "light smoke from the
         chimney" [ant: heavy]
      5: psychologically light; especially free from sadness or
         troubles; "a light heart" [ant: heavy]
      6: characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light
         when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was
         airy and light" [ant: dark]
      7: (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no
         stress; "a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light
         syllable"; "a weak stress on the second syllable" [syn:
         unaccented, light, weak]
      8: easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or
         heavily seasoned; "a light diet"
      9: (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; "light
         soil"
      10: (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims;
          "efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings";
          "clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues";
          "a light lilting voice like a silver bell" [syn: clean,
          clear, light, unclouded]
      11: moving easily and quickly; nimble; "the dancer was light and
          graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light
          tripping step" [syn: light, lightsome, tripping]
      12: demanding little effort; not burdensome; "light housework";
          "light exercise"
      13: of little intensity or power or force; "the light touch of
          her fingers"; "a light breeze" [ant: heavy]
      14: (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than
          average; "light water is ordinary water" [ant: heavy]
      15: weak and likely to lose consciousness; "suddenly felt faint
          from the pain"; "was sick and faint from hunger"; "felt
          light in the head"; "a swooning fit"; "light-headed with
          wine"; "light-headed from lack of sleep" [syn: faint,
          light, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded]
      16: very thin and insubstantial; "thin paper"; "light summer
          dresses"
      17: marked by temperance in indulgence; "abstemious with the use
          of adverbs"; "a light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light
          supper" [syn: abstemious, light(a)]
      18: less than the correct or legal or full amount often
          deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar";
          "regularly gives short weight" [syn: light, scant(p),
          short]
      19: having little importance; "losing his job was no light
          matter"
      20: intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or
          profound; "light verse"; "a light comedy"
      21: silly or trivial; "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light
          idle chatter" [syn: idle, light]
      22: designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight;
          "light aircraft"; "a light truck"
      23: having relatively few calories; "diet cola"; "light (or
          lite) beer"; "lite (or light) mayonnaise"; "a low-cal diet"
          [syn: light, lite, low-cal, calorie-free]
      24: (of sleep) easily disturbed; "in a light doze"; "a light
          sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night" [syn: light,
          wakeful]
      25: casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy
          virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women";
          "wanton behavior" [syn: easy, light, loose,
          promiscuous, sluttish, wanton]
      n 1: (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a
           visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft
           glass window" [syn: light, visible light, visible
           radiation]
      2: any device serving as a source of illumination; "he stopped
         the car and turned off the lights" [syn: light, light
         source]
      3: a particular perspective or aspect of a situation; "although
         he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"
      4: the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light;
         "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
         [syn: luminosity, brightness, brightness level,
         luminance, luminousness, light]
      5: an illuminated area; "he stepped into the light"
      6: a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination;
         "follow God's light" [syn: light, illumination]
      7: the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as
         created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and
         the darkest dark" [syn: light, lightness]
      8: a person regarded very fondly; "the light of my life"
      9: having abundant light or illumination; "they played as long
         as it was light"; "as long as the lighting was good" [syn:
         light, lighting] [ant: dark, darkness]
      10: mental understanding as an enlightening experience; "he
          finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this
          problem?"
      11: merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of
          countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a
          perpetual twinkle in his eyes" [syn: sparkle, twinkle,
          spark, light]
      12: public awareness; "it brought the scandal to light"
      13: a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide
          the soul [syn: Inner Light, Light, Light Within,
          Christ Within]
      14: a visual warning signal; "they saw the light of the beacon";
          "there was a light at every corner"
      15: a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires;
          "do you have a light?" [syn: lighter, light, igniter,
          ignitor]
      v 1: make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a
           bit" [syn: light, illume, illumine, light up,
           illuminate]
      2: begin to smoke; "After the meal, some of the diners lit up"
         [syn: light up, fire up, light]
      3: to come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him" [syn:
         alight, light, perch]
      4: cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great
         heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"
         [syn: ignite, light] [ant: blow out, extinguish,
         quench, snuff out]
      5: fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me";
         "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims" [syn:
         fall, light]
      6: alight from (a horse) [syn: unhorse, dismount, light,
         get off, get down]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  947 Moby Thesaurus words for "light":
     ASA scale, Anschauung, British candle, Hefner candle, Mickey Mouse,
     Paphian, Scheiner scale, Very flare, abuse, accented, account,
     acquaintance, active, aerial, aeriform, aery, agile, airish,
     airlike, airy, alabaster, alabastrine, albescent, alfresco, alight,
     allegorization, alveolar, amplitude, amusing, angle,
     angle of vision, ankle-deep, announcement, antelope, antinode,
     apical, apico-alveolar, apico-dental, appear, arrow, articulated,
     asinine, aspect, assail, assault, assimilated, atmospheric, attack,
     attenuate, attenuated, aurora, back, balefire, bank, barytone,
     basis, bay, bay window, be exposed, be revealed, beacon,
     beacon fire, beacons, beaming, bearable, beat, belabor, berate,
     bilabial, birdbrained, birdwitted, blond, blue book, blue darter,
     blue streak, bougie decimale, bow window, boyish, brand, break,
     break of day, breakable, breezy, briefing, bright, brighten,
     brighten up, brightening, brightness, brilliant, bring to light,
     brittle, broad, bubbly, bulletin, bump, buoyant, burn,
     butane lighter, cacuminal, camp, campy, candle, candle lumen,
     candle power, candle-foot, candle-hour, candle-meter, candlelight,
     cannonball, carefree, casement, casement window, casual,
     catchpenny, central, cerebral, chambering, chance, changeable,
     chanticleer, cheap-jack, checked, cheer up, cheerful,
     cigarette lighter, clarification, clarify, clear, climb down,
     clobber, close, cloudless, cobwebby, cockcrow, cocklight,
     come across, come down, come in, come out, come to light, comic,
     communication, communique, configuration, conflagrate, considering,
     consonant, consonantal, continuant, coquettish, corky, counterglow,
     courser, crack of dawn, cracking, crash-land, cream, creamy, crest,
     crumbly, cursory, cushy, dainty, dart, data, datum, dawn, dawning,
     day-peep, daybreak, daylight, dayspring, de Broglie wave, debark,
     debonair, decimal candle, decipherment, decoding, delicate,
     delicately weak, demonstration, demythologization, dental, deplane,
     depthless, descend, detrain, develop, diaphane, diaphanous,
     diffraction, diluted, dim, directory, disclose, discover,
     disembark, dismiss, dismount, dispatch, display case, dissimilated,
     ditch, diverting, dizzy, dorsal, downwind, downy, dun-white, eagle,
     easy, easy as pie, easygoing, editing, effect, effeminate,
     effortless, effulgent, eggshell, eidolon, electric light bulb,
     electricity, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave,
     elucidate, elucidation, emendation, emerge, empty, empty-headed,
     encounter, endurable, enkindle, enlighten, enlightenment,
     entertaining, epidermal, eternity, ethereal, euhemerism,
     evanescent, evidence, evolve, exegesis, exemplification, explain,
     explanation, explication, expose, exposed, exposition,
     exposure meter, expounding, express train, eye, facet, facile,
     facts, factual information, faddish, faded, faint, fair,
     familiarization, fan the flame, fan window, fanlight, farcical,
     fashion, fatuous, featherbrained, featherweight, feathery, featly,
     feature, feed, feed the fire, fickle, figure, find, fine,
     fine-drawn, finespun, fire, firebrand, firelight,
     first brightening, flambeau, flame, flare, flare-up, flash,
     flashlight, flat, fleet, flighty, flimsy, flint, flint and steel,
     flirtatious, flood with light, floodlight, fluffy, fluorescence,
     fluorescent, flux, foamy, foolish, foot-candle, footing, form,
     fragile, frail, frame of reference, framework, frangible,
     free and easy, frequency, frequency band, frequency spectrum,
     fribble, fribbling, frivolous, front, frothy, fusee, futile,
     gaslight, gauzy, gay, gazelle, gen, general information, gentle,
     gestalt, get down, get off, giddy, gimcrack, gimcracky, girlish,
     glare, glass, glassware, glaucescent, glaucous, gleam, glib, glide,
     glim, glory, gloss, glossal, glottal, glow, go down, gossamer,
     gossamery, graceful, gracile, gray-white, greased lightning,
     greyhound, grille, grow bright, grow light, guidebook, guided wave,
     guise, guttural, handout, happy, happy-go-lucky, harangue, hard,
     hard information, hare, headlight, heavy, high, highlight, hit,
     holiness, idle, ignite, igniter, ignition, illume, illuminant,
     illuminate, illumination, illuminator, illumine, illustration,
     image, imago, immutability, imperceptible, imponderous, impression,
     in consideration of, in phase, in view of, inane, incandescence,
     incandescent, incandescent body, incidental information,
     inconsequential, inconsiderable, inconstant, indistinct,
     infinite goodness, infinite justice, infinite love, infinite mercy,
     infinite power, infinite wisdom, infinity, inflame, info,
     information, insight, insignificant, instruction, insubstantial,
     intelligence, intensity, interference, international candle,
     intonated, iridescent, irradiate, ivory, ivory-white, jaunty,
     jejune, jerry, jerry-built, jet plane, jolly, jovial, joyful,
     kindle, knee-deep, knowledge, labial, labiodental, labiovelar,
     lacy, lambaste, lamp, lamp-hour, lancet window, land, lantern,
     lateral, lattice, lax, leger, level off, light as air, light bulb,
     light into, light meter, light quantum, light source, light up,
     light upon, light-colored, light-footed, light-headed,
     light-hearted, light-hued, lighten, lighter, lighter than vanity,
     lighthearted, lighthouse, lightish, lightning, lightship,
     lightsome, lightweight, likeness, limber, lineaments, lingual,
     lint-white, liquid, lissome, lithe, little, longitudinal wave,
     look, loose, loose-moraled, louver window, low, lucent, lucid,
     luck, luculent, lumen, lumen meter, lumen-hour, lumeter, luminant,
     luminary, luminate, luminescence, luminosity, luminous,
     luminous flux, luminous intensity, luminous power, lux,
     magnesium flare, majesty, make a light, make known, make light of,
     manner, match, meager, mechanical wave, meet, meet up with, mellow,
     mental outlook, mention, mercurial, mercury, merry, message, mid,
     mild, misty, moderate, monophthongal, moon, moonlight, morn,
     morning, mother-of-pearl, mousse, muted, nacreous, namby-pamby,
     narrow, nasal, nasalized, neat-fingered, neat-handed, nimble,
     nimble-footed, node, not deep, nothing to it, notice, notification,
     nugacious, nugatory, obscure, occlusive, occulting light,
     of easy virtue, of loose morals, off-white, omnipotence,
     omnipotency, omnipresence, omniscience, omnisciency,
     on the surface, opalescent, open, open the light, open-air, oriel,
     otiose, out of phase, outlook, overshine, overshoot, oxytone,
     painless, palatal, palatalized, pale, pancake, pane, papery,
     pasteboardy, pastel, patinaed, pearl, pearly, pearly-white, peart,
     peep of day, pellucid, perch, period, periodic wave, perky, petty,
     pharos, pharyngeal, pharyngealized, phase, phasis, phonemic,
     phonetic, phonic, phosphorescence, phosphorescent, photon,
     picture window, pitch, pitched, place, plain, pneumatic,
     point of view, port, portable, portfire, porthole, position,
     posttonic, presentation, prime, promiscuous, promotional material,
     proof, publication, publicity, puny, put on, quantum, quicksilver,
     quiet, radiance, radiation, radio wave, rare, rarefied, rationale,
     ray, reason, reference, reference system, reflection, regard,
     reinforcement, rekindle, release, relight, relucent, relume,
     relumine, report, resilient, resonance, resonance frequency,
     respect, retroflex, reveal, ridicule, rocket, roomy, roost,
     rose window, rounded, sad, scared rabbit, scatterbrained,
     scintillation, scold, seeming, seismic wave, semblance, semigloss,
     semivowel, serene, set down, set fire to, set on fire, settle,
     settle down, shallow, shallow-headed, shallow-minded,
     shallow-pated, shallow-rooted, shallow-witted, shape, shattery,
     shed light upon, shine, shine a light, shine upon, shining, shoal,
     shock wave, shopwindow, shot, showcase, shrug off, side, sidelight,
     sight, signal beacon, signal flare, signal lamp, signal rocket,
     silly, simple, simple as ABC, simplification, simplify, simulacrum,
     sissified, sit down, situation, skin-deep, skinny, skittish,
     skylight, skyrocket, slack, slant, slapstick, sleazy, slender,
     slenderish, slight, slight-made, slim, slimmish, slinky, small,
     smooth, sober, soft, soft-colored, soft-hued, softened, solution,
     somber, sonant, souffle, sound wave, source of light, sovereignty,
     sparker, sparkle, spill, spotlight, sprightly, spry, stand,
     standpoint, starlight, stars, statement, stemware, stir the fire,
     stoke, stoke the fire, stopped, straightforward, streak,
     streak of lightning, stressed, strike a light, striped snake,
     strong, stumble, stumble on, style, subdued, subtle, sun, sunlight,
     sunny, sunrise, sunup, superficial, supportable, surd, sure-footed,
     surface, surface wave, svelte, swallow, sweet, swift, switch on,
     syllabic, sylphlike, system, tacky, taking into account, talk down,
     taper, tender, tense, tenuous, the dope, the goods, the know,
     the scoop, thick, thin, thin-bodied, thin-set, thin-spun, thinnish,
     thought, threadlike, throaty, throw light upon, thunderbolt,
     tidal wave, tolerable, tonal, tongue-lash, tonic, torch, torrent,
     total effect, touch down, touch off, toying, tragicomic,
     translucent, translucid, transmission, transom, transparent,
     transparent substance, transpire, transverse wave, trifling, trite,
     trivial, trivialize, tropospheric, trough, tumble, turn on,
     turn up, twangy, twist, ubiquity, unaccented, unburdensome,
     unclear, unclouded, uncomplicated, uncover, undemanding,
     undependable, understanding, underweight, unearth, unheavy,
     unhorse, unimportant, unit of flux, unit of light, unity, universe,
     unlocking, unobscured, unpredictable, unprofound, unreliable,
     unrounded, unstressed, unsubstantial, untaxing, unveil, upbraid,
     upwind, vacant, vacillating, vacuous, vague, vain, vapid, velar,
     versatile, vertiginous, vestibule of Day, view, viewpoint, vitrics,
     vitrine, vocalic, vocoid, voiced, voiceless, volatile, vowel,
     vowellike, wanton, watch crystal, watch fire, watch glass, watered,
     watered-down, watery, wave, wave equation, wave motion,
     wave number, wavelength, wayward, weak, weightless, white book,
     white paper, whitish, whity, whorish, wicket, wide, willowy, wind,
     window, window bay, window glass, windowlight, windowpane, windy,
     wiredrawn, wise, wispy, witty, womanish, word, write off, yeasty
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  LIGHT
  
     LIfecycle Global HyperText.
  
     A project in the CERN ECP/TP group whereby documents resulting
     from the software life cycle are available as hypertext.
  
     (1995-02-03)
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Light
     the offspring of the divine command (Gen. 1:3). "All the more
     joyous emotions of the mind, all the pleasing sensations of the
     frame, all the happy hours of domestic intercourse were
     habitually described among the Hebrews under imagery derived
     from light" (1 Kings 11:36; Isa. 58:8; Esther 8:16; Ps. 97:11).
     Light came also naturally to typify true religion and the
     felicity it imparts (Ps. 119:105; Isa. 8:20; Matt. 4:16, etc.),
     and the glorious inheritance of the redeemed (Col. 1:12; Rev.
     21:23-25). God is said to dwell in light inaccessible (1 Tim.
     6:16). It frequently signifies instruction (Matt. 5:16; John
     5:35). In its highest sense it is applied to Christ as the "Sun
     of righteousness" (Mal. 4:2; Luke 2:32; John 1:7-9). God is
     styled "the Father of lights" (James 1:17). It is used of angels
     (2 Cor. 11:14), and of John the Baptist, who was a "burning and
     a shining light" (John 5:35), and of all true disciples, who are
     styled "the light of the world" (Matt. 5:14).
     

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  LIGHTS. Those openings in a wall which are made rather for the admission of 
  light, than to look out of. 6 Moore, C. B. 47; 9 Bing. R. 305; 1 Lev. 122; 
  Civ. Code of Lo. art. 711. See Ancient Lights; Windows. 
  
  

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