L l


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [lahyts]
    • /laɪts/
    • /laɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [lahyts]
    • /laɪts/

Definitions of lights word

  • noun lights a light product, as a beer or cigarette. 1
  • adjective lights of little weight; not heavy: a light load. 1
  • adjective lights of little weight in proportion to bulk; of low specific gravity: a light metal. 1
  • adjective lights of less than the usual or average weight: light clothing. 1
  • adjective lights weighing less than the proper or standard amount: to be caught using light weights in trade. 1
  • adjective lights of small amount, force, intensity, etc.: light trading on the stock market; a light rain; light sleep. 1

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Origin of lights

First appearance:

before 1150
One of the 7% oldest English words
1150-1200; Middle English lihte, lightes, noun use of liht light2; cf. lung

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Lights


lights popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

lights usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for lights

noun lights

  • illuminations — Plural form of illumination.
  • decorations — Plural form of decoration.
  • fairy lights — Fairy lights are small, coloured electric lights that are hung up as decorations, for example on a Christmas tree.

Antonyms for lights

adjective lights

  • fatsAntoine ("Fats") born 1928, U.S. rhythm-and-blues pianist, singer, and composer.
  • darks — Plural form of dark.
  • braves — possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance.
  • firms — Plural form of firm.
  • greats — unusually or comparatively large in size or dimensions: A great fire destroyed nearly half the city.

noun lights

  • eventides — Plural form of eventide.
  • nights — at or during the night regularly or frequently: He worked during the day and wrote nights.

verb lights

  • drenches — Third-person singular simple present indicative form of drench.
  • dos — any of several single-user, command-driven operating systems for personal computers, especially MS DOS.
  • go — to move or proceed, especially to or from something: They're going by bus.
  • moves — to pass from one place or position to another.

Top questions with lights

  • what time can we see the northern lights tonight?

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