lightens

5 definitions found

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

Lighten \Light"en\, verb (used with an object) [See {Light} to illuminate.]

1. To make light or clear; to light; to illuminate; as, to lighten an apartment with lamps or gas; to lighten the streets. [In this sense less common than light.]

A key of fire ran all along the shore, And lightened all the river with a blaze. --Dryden.

2. To illuminate with knowledge; to enlighten. [In this sense less common than enlighten.]

Lighten my spirit with one clear heavenly ray. --Sir J. Davies.

3. To emit or disclose in, or as in, lightning; to flash out, like lightning.

His eye . . . lightens forth Controlling majesty. --Shak.

4. To free from trouble and fill with joy.

They looked unto him, and were lightened. --Ps. xxxiv. 5.

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

Lighten \Light"en\ (l[imac]t"'n), verb (used without an object) [See {Light} to alight.] To descend; to light.

O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us. --Book of Common Prayer [Eng. Ed.].

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

Lighten \Light"en\ (l[imac]t"'n), verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Lightened} (l[imac]t"'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lightening}.] [OE. lightenen. See {Light} to kindle, illuminate.]

1. To burst forth or dart, as lightning; to shine with, or like, lightning; to display a flash or flashes of lightning; to flash.

This dreadful night, That thunders, lightens, opens graves, and roars As doth the lion. --Shak.

2. To grow lighter; to become less dark or lowering; to brighten; to clear, as the sky.

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

Lighten \Light"en\, verb (used with an object) [See {Light} not heavy.]

1. To make lighter, or less heavy; to reduce in weight; to relieve of part of a load or burden; as, to lighten a ship by unloading; to lighten a load or burden.

2. To make less burdensome or afflictive; to alleviate; as, to lighten the cares of life or the burden of grief.

3. To cheer; to exhilarate.

Lightens my humor with his merry jests. --Shak.

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

lighten

verb

1: make more cheerful; "the conversation lightened me up a bit" [syn: {lighten}, {lighten up}, {buoy up}] [ant: {weigh down}, {weigh on}]

2: reduce the weight on; make lighter; "she lightened the load on the tired donkey"

3: become more cheerful; "after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit" [syn: {lighten}, {lighten up}, {buoy up}]

4: make lighter or brighter; "The paint will brighten the room" [syn: {brighten}, {lighten up}, {lighten}] [ant: {darken}]

5: become lighter; "The room lightened up" [syn: {lighten}, {lighten up}] [ant: {darken}]

6: alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive; "relieve the pressure and the stress"; "lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents" [syn: {relieve}, {lighten}]

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I am a communications business and I want to compete in the C-SPAN HD, C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD online commentary marketplace. Comcast is using it's monopoly position as my cable provider to prevent me from having access to C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD. Therefore, I am unable to compete in the HD Congressional Commentary marketplace. This is bad for DEMOCRACY and it is bad for the INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS in Comcast's service area. This reduces diversity of opinion in the Congressional Commentary marketplace and leads to the American citizens getting their news only from official sources, such as the major broadcast networks, cable networks and movie companies such as the NBC companies.

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Here is a copy of an e-mail I sent to the FCC:


Subject: Comcast refuses to carry C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 HD because they are not PROFITABLE.
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:44:43 -0700
From: Ken M.
To: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov, Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov, Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov, Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov, Mike.ORielly@fcc.gov, campaignlaw@fcc.gov, ombudsperson@fcc.gov

I have complained to you about Comcast not providing C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.  You forwarded the complaint to Comcast and they contacted me by phone.  They contend that as a FOR-PROFIT company, it is not in the their business interests in terms of profitability to supply their 25 million customers with C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.

I stated that these are NONPROFIT channels that are in the PUBLIC INTEREST and of course they are not profitable to carry.  But I argued that it is their DUTY as Americans to provide these channels to the U.S. CITIZENS in its service area.  I stated that it is in the PUBLIC INTEREST.

He said, "Sorry, we are a FOR-PROFIT corporation and the demand isn't there."

I would like to escalate this complaint to the next level, given that it wasn't resolved by Comcast.

I believe it is in our national security interests for the citizens to have access to their congressional proceedings in HD.

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Subject: CIMS00005891453 - FCC Consumer Center response from representative TSR58
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:13:37 -0400
From: DoNotReply@fcc.gov
Organization: FCC
To: Ken M.

You are receiving this email in response to your inquiry to the FCC.

Dear Mr. M.,

Thank you for your e-mail to Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding C-Span in HD.

Cable TV companies are not required to carry C-SPAN in HD. C-SPAN is sponsored by the cable TV industry. The letters stand for "Cable Sponsored Public Affairs Network."

Thank You.

You are receiving this e-mail regarding your inquiry/complaint. Please note that this mailbox does not accept inbound e-mail. Do not attempt to respond to this e-mail message.

If you need additional information regarding your inquiry/complaint, our Consumer & Mediation Specialists are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET to assist you at 1- 888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL- FCC (1- 888-835-5322) TTY. Please save the case number and refer to it when following up with the FCC.

Representative Number : TSR58

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