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Definition of LIGHTING

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Light \Light\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lighted} (l[imac]t"[e^]d) or {Lit} (l[i^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lighting}.] [AS. l[=y]htan, l[imac]htan, to shine. [root]122. See {Light}, n.]
     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. [1913 Webster]

              If a thousand candles be all lighted from one.
                                                    --Hakewill. [1913 Webster]

              And the largest lamp is lit.          --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

              Absence might cure it, or a second mistress Light up another flame, and put out this. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     2. To give light to; to illuminate; to fill with light; to spread over with light; -- often with up. [1913 Webster]

              Ah, hopeless, lasting flames! like those that burn To light the dead.                    --Pope. [1913 Webster]

              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. [1913 Webster]

              The sun has set, and Vesper, to supply His absent beams, has lighted up the sky. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     3. To attend or conduct with a light; to show the way to by means of a light. [1913 Webster]

              His bishops lead him forth, and light him on.
                                                    --Landor. [1913 Webster]

     {To light a fire}, to kindle the material of a fire. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Light \Light\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lighted} (l[imac]t"[e^]d) or {Lit} (l[i^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lighting}.] [AS. l[imac]htan to alight orig., to relieve (a horse) of the rider's burden, to make less heavy, fr. l[imac]ht light. See {Light} not heavy, and cf. {Alight}, {Lighten} to make light.]
     1. To dismount; to descend, as from a horse or carriage; to alight; -- with from, off, on, upon, at, in. [1913 Webster]

              When she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
                                                    --Gen. xxiv.
                                                    64. [1913 Webster]

              Slowly rode across a withered heath,
              And lighted at a ruined inn.          --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

     2. To feel light; to be made happy. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]

              It made all their hearts to light.    --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

     3. To descend from flight, and rest, perch, or settle, as a bird or insect. [1913 Webster]

              [The bee] lights on that, and this, and tasteth all.
                                                    --Sir. J. Davies. [1913 Webster]

              On the tree tops a crested peacock lit. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

     4. To come down suddenly and forcibly; to fall; -- with on or upon. [1913 Webster]

              On me, me only, as the source and spring Of all corruption, all the blame lights due.
                                                    --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     5. To come by chance; to happen; -- with on or upon; formerly with into. [1913 Webster]

              The several degrees of vision, which the assistance of glasses (casually at first lit on) has taught us to conceive.                          --Locke. [1913 Webster]

              They shall light into atheistical company. --South. [1913 Webster]

              And here we lit on Aunt Elizabeth,
              And Lilia with the rest.              --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Lighting \Light"ing\, n. (Metal.)
     A name sometimes applied to the process of annealing metals. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "lighting": arc lighting, black and white, brightening, chiaroscuro, contrast, decorative lighting, direct lighting, electric lighting, enkindling, enlightening, enlightenment, festoon lighting, firing, flammation, floodlighting, fluorescent lighting, gaslighting, glow lighting, highlights, ignition, illuminating, illumination, illumining, incandescent lighting, incendiary, indirect lighting, inflaming, inflammation, inflammative, inflammatory, irradiation, kindling, light and shade, lightening, lighting up, overhead lighting, radiation, spot lighting, stage lighting, strip lighting, tonality


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