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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Light, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lighted or Lit p. pr. & vb. n. Lighting.]
 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.
    If a thousand candles be all lighted from one.   --Hakewill.
    And the largest lamp is lit.   --Macaulay.
 Absence might cure it, or a second mistress
 Light up another flame, and put out this.   --Addison.
 2. To give light to; to illuminate; to fill with light; to spread over with light; -- often with up.
 Ah, hopeless, lasting flames! like those that burn
 To light the dead.   --Pope.
    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.
 The sun has set, and Vesper, to supply
 His absent beams, has lighted up the sky.   --Dryden.
 3. To attend or conduct with a light; to show the way to by means of a light.
    His bishops lead him forth, and light him on.   --Landor.
 To light a fire, to kindle the material of a fire.