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light·er 1

 (lī′tər)
n.
1. One that ignites or kindles.
2. A mechanical device for lighting a cigarette, cigar, or pipe.

light·er 2

 (lī′tər)
n.
A large flatbottom barge, especially one used to deliver or unload goods to or from a cargo ship or transport goods over short distances.
tr.v. light·ered, light·er·ing, light·ers
To convey (cargo) in a lighter.

[Middle English, perhaps from lighten, to make less heavy, from Old English līhtan; see legwh- in Indo-European roots.]

lighter

(ˈlaɪtə)
n
1. (Recreational Drugs) a small portable device for providing a naked flame or red-hot filament to light cigarettes, etc
2. a person or thing that ignites something

lighter

(ˈlaɪtə)
n
(Nautical Terms) a flat-bottomed barge used for transporting cargo, esp in loading or unloading a ship
[C15: probably from Middle Dutch; compare C16 Dutch lichter]

light•er1

(ˈlaɪ tər)

n.
1. one that lights or ignites.
2. a mechanical device used in lighting cigarettes, cigars, or pipes.
[1545–55]

light•er2

(ˈlaɪ tər)
n.
1. a large, open, flat-bottomed barge, used in lighterage.
v.t.
2. to convey in or as if in a lighter.
[1350–1400; Middle English; see light3, -er1]

lighter

  • dinner, supper - Dinner is the main meal of the day; supper is the last meal of the day and lighter than dinner.
  • short crust - Lighter and crispier than regular pastry crust.
  • spring roll - Smaller than egg rolls, they traditionally have a lighter, more delicate pastry wrap.
  • etiolate - Become whiter or lighter, especially by not getting enough light.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lighter - a substance used to ignite or kindle a firelighter - a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
firelighter - (a piece of) a substance that burns easily and can be used to start a coal or coke fire
fuel - a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
kindling, spunk, tinder, touchwood, punk - material for starting a fire
punk - substance that smolders when ignited; used to light fuses (especially fireworks)
2.lighter - a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?"
cigar lighter, cigarette lighter, pocket lighter - a lighter for cigars or cigarettes
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
fuze, fuse, primer, priming, fuzee, fusee - any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
friction match, match, lucifer - lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction; "he always carries matches to light his pipe"; "as long you've a lucifer to light your fag"
match - a burning piece of wood or cardboard; "if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"
3.lighter - a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)lighter - a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
dredger - a barge (or a vessel resembling a barge) that is used for dredging
houseboat - a barge that is designed and equipped for use as a dwelling
pontoon - (nautical) a floating structure (as a flat-bottomed boat) that serves as a dock or to support a bridge
scow - a barge carrying bulk materials in an open hold
Norfolk wherry, wherry - sailing barge used especially in East Anglia
Verb1.lighter - transport in a flatbottom boat
transport - move something or somebody around; usually over long distances
Translations
أخفقَدَاحَةٌمِشْعَل، قَدّاحَه
zapalovač
lighter
savukkeensytytin
upaljač
öngyújtó
kveikjari
ライター
라이터
zapaľovač
vžigalnik
upaljač
tändare
ไฟแช็ก
bật lửa

lighter

1 [ˈlaɪtəʳ]
A. N (also cigarette lighter) → encendedor m, mechero m
B. CPD lighter flint Npiedra f de mechero
lighter fuel Ngas m de encendedor

lighter

2 [ˈlaɪtəʳ] N (Naut) → gabarra f, barcaza f

lighter

[ˈlaɪtər] n
(also cigarette lighter) → briquet m
(= cigarette lighter in car) → allume-cigare m inv
(= boat) → péniche flighter fuel ngaz m (or essence f) à briquetlight-fingered [ˌlaɪtˈfɪŋgərd] adjchapardeur/euselight fitting nappareil m d'éclairagelight-footed [ˌlaɪtˈfʊtid] adj [person] → au pas léger
to be light-footed → avoir le pas légerlight-haired [ˌlaɪtˈhɛərd] adjaux cheveux clairslight-headed [ˌlaɪtˈhɛdɪd] adjétourdi(e)light-hearted [ˌlaɪtˈhɑːrtɪd] adj
[person] → au cœur léger
They were light-hearted and prepared to enjoy life → Ils avaient le cœur léger et étaient prêts à profiter de la vie.
(= not serious) [mood, atmosphere] → léger/ère; [question, comment] → léger/ère
He was in a light-hearted mood → Il était d'humeur légère.light heavyweight n (= cruiserweight) → poids m mi-lourd

lighter

1
nFeuerzeug nt

lighter

2
n (Naut) → Leichter m

lighter

[ˈlaɪtəʳ] n
a. (also cigarette lighter) → accendino, accendisigari m inv
b. (boat) → chiatta

light1

(lait) noun
1. the brightness given by the sun, a flame, lamps etc that makes things able to be seen. It was nearly dawn and the light was getting stronger; Sunlight streamed into the room.
2. something which gives light (eg a lamp). Suddenly all the lights went out.
3. something which can be used to set fire to something else; a flame. Have you got a light for my cigarette?
4. a way of viewing or regarding. He regarded her action in a favourable light.
adjective
1. having light; not dark. The studio was a large, light room.
2. (of a colour) pale; closer to white than black. light green.
verbpast tense, past participle lit (lit) , ˈlighted
1. to give light to. The room was lit only by candles.
2. to (make something) catch fire. She lit the gas; I think this match is damp, because it won't light.
ˈlightness noun
ˈlighten verb
to make or become brighter. The white ceiling lightened the room; The sky was lightening.
ˈlighter noun
something used for lighting (a cigarette etc).
ˈlighting noun
a means of providing light. The lighting was so bad in the restaurant that we could hardly see.
lighthouse noun
a building built on rocks, coastline etc with a (flashing) light to guide or warn ships.
ˈlight-year noun
the distance light travels in a year (nearly 9.5 million million kilometres).
bring to light
to reveal or cause to be noticed. The scandal was brought to light by the investigations of a journalist.
come to light
to be revealed or discovered. The manuscript came to light in a box of books at an auction.
in the light of
taking into consideration (eg new information). The theory has been abandoned in the light of more recent discoveries.
light up
1. to begin to give out light. Evening came and the streetlights lit up.
2. to make, be or become full of light. The powerful searchlight lit up the building; She watched the house light up as everyone awoke.
3. to make or become happy. Her face lit up when she saw him; A sudden smile lit up her face.
see the light
1. to be born, discovered, produced etc. After many problems his invention finally saw the light (of day).
2. to be converted to someone else's point of view etc.
set light to
to cause to begin burning. He set light to the pile of rubbish in his garden.

lighter

قَدَاحَةٌ zapalovač lighter Feuerzeug αναπτήρας encendedor, mechero savukkeensytytin briquet upaljač accendino ライター 라이터 aansteker lighter zapalniczka isqueiro зажигалка tändare ไฟแช็ก çakmak bật lửa 打火机

lighter

a. comp. más ligero-a, más claro-a, más pálido-a.
References in classic literature ?
At that the Pool became a scene of mad confusion, fighting, and collision, and for some time a multitude of boats and barges jammed in the northern arch of the Tower Bridge, and the sailors and lightermen had to fight savagely against the people who swarmed upon them from the riverfront.
Quoted in Henry Humpherus, History of the Origin and Progress of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames, with numerous historical notes (Sudbury, UK: Lavenham, 1999), 1:186.
The lightermen who worked on the River were driven out as it was cleaned up and made a tourist attraction and containerisation rendered them superfluous at Pasir Panjang.