Synonyms of lights


1. light, visible light, visible radiation, actinic radiation, actinic ray

usage: (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"

2. light, light source, source of illumination

usage: any device serving as a source of illumination; "he stopped the car and turned off the lights"

3. light, position, view, perspective

usage: a particular perspective or aspect of a situation; "although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"

4. luminosity, brightness, brightness level, luminance, luminousness, light, physical property

usage: the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"

5. light, scene

usage: an illuminated area; "he stepped into the light"

6. light, illumination, condition, status

usage: a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination; "follow God's light"

7. light, lightness, visual property

usage: the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"

8. light, friend

usage: a person regarded very fondly; "the light of my life"

9. light, lighting, illumination

usage: having abundant light or illumination; "they played as long as it was light"; "as long as the lighting was good"

10. light, insight, brainstorm, brainwave

usage: mental understanding as an enlightening experience; "he finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this problem?"

11. sparkle, twinkle, spark, light, vitality, verve, expression, look, aspect, facial expression, face

usage: 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"

12. light, public knowledge, general knowledge

usage: public awareness; "it brought the scandal to light"

13. Inner Light, Light, Light Within, Christ Within, ethical motive, ethics, morals, morality

usage: a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul

14. light, visual signal

usage: a visual warning signal; "they saw the light of the beacon"; "there was a light at every corner"

15. lighter, light, igniter, ignitor, device

usage: a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?"


1. light, illume, illumine, light up, illuminate, lighten, lighten up

usage: make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit"

2. light up, fire up, light, ignite, light

usage: begin to smoke; "After the meal, some of the diners lit up"

3. alight, light, perch, land, set down

usage: to come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him"

4. ignite, light, burn, combust

usage: cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"

5. fall, light, fall, return, pass, devolve

usage: fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"

6. unhorse, dismount, light, get off, get down, descend, fall, go down, come down

usage: alight from (a horse)

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Definition and meaning of lights (Dictionary)