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

Light \Light\, verb (used with an object) [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}, noun]

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

Light \Light\, verb (used without an object) [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.

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

Lighting \Light"ing\, noun (Metal.) A name sometimes applied to the process of annealing metals.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

lighting

noun

1: having abundant light or illumination; "they played as long as it was light"; "as long as the lighting was good" [syn: {light}, {lighting}] [ant: {dark}, {darkness}]

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 something on fire [syn: {ignition}, {firing}, {lighting}, {kindling}, {inflammation}]


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