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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Light, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lighted or Lit p. pr. & vb. n. Lighting.]
 1. To dismount; to descend, as from a horse or carriage; to alight; -- with from, off, on, upon, at, in.
    When she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.   --Gen. xxiv. 64.
 Slowly rode across a withered heath,
 And lighted at a ruined inn.   --Tennyson.
 2. To feel light; to be made happy. [Obs.]
    It made all their hearts to light.   --Chaucer.
 3. To descend from flight, and rest, perch, or settle, as a bird or insect.
    [The bee] lights on that, and this, and tasteth all.   --Sir. J. Davies.
    On the tree tops a crested peacock lit.   --Tennyson.
 4. To come down suddenly and forcibly; to fall; -- with on or upon.
 On me, me only, as the source and spring
 Of all corruption, all the blame lights due.   --Milton.
 5. To come by chance; to happen; -- with on or upon; formerly with into.
    The several degrees of vision, which the assistance of glasses (casually at first lit on) has taught us to conceive.   --Locke.
    They shall light into atheistical company.   --South.
 And here we lit on Aunt Elizabeth,
 And Lilia with the rest.   --Tennyson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Light·ing, n. Metal. A name sometimes applied to the process of annealing metals.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: having abundant light or illumination; "they played as long
           as it was light"; "as long as the lighting was good"
           [syn: light] [ant: dark]
      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 on fire or catching fire [syn: ignition,
          firing, kindling, inflammation]