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 for lighting
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\, 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 :

  Lighting \Light"ing\, n. (Metal.)
     A name sometimes applied to the process of annealing metals.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lighting
      n 1: 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]
      2: apparatus for supplying artificial light effects for the
         stage or a film
      3: the craft of providing artificial light; "an interior
         decorator must understand lighting"
      4: the act of setting something on fire [syn: ignition,
         firing, lighting, kindling, inflammation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  41 Moby Thesaurus words for "lighting":
     arc lighting, black and white, brightening, chiaroscuro, contrast,
     decorative lighting, direct lighting, electric lighting,
     enkindling, enlightening, enlightenment, festoon lighting, firing,
     flammation, floodlighting, fluorescent lighting, gaslighting,
     glow lighting, highlights, ignition, illuminating, illumination,
     illumining, incandescent lighting, incendiary, indirect lighting,
     inflaming, inflammation, inflammative, inflammatory, irradiation,
     kindling, light and shade, lightening, lighting up,
     overhead lighting, radiation, spot lighting, stage lighting,
     strip lighting, tonality
  
  

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