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lighter

2 [lahy-ter]
noun
1.
a large, open, flat-bottomed barge, used in unloading and loading ships offshore or in transporting goods for short distances in shallow waters.
verb (used with object)
2.
to convey in or as if in a lighter.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see light3, -er1

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lighter1 (ˈlaɪtə)
 
n
1.  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

lighter2 (ˈlaɪtə)
 
n
a flat-bottomed barge used for transporting cargo, esp in loading or unloading a ship
 
[C15: probably from Middle Dutch; compare C16 Dutch lichter]

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lighter
"barge," 1487, from light (adj.), with a sense of lightening a load. They are used in loading or unloading ships that cannot approach a wharf.
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light (līt)
n.

  1. Electromagnetic radiation that has a wavelength in the range from about 4,000 (violet) to about 7,700 (red) angstroms and may be perceived by the normal unaided human eye.

  2. Electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength.

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light   (līt)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Electromagnetic radiation that can be perceived by the human eye. It is made up of electromagnetic waves with wavelengths between 4 × 10-7 and 7 × 10-7 meters. Light, and all other electromagnetic radiation, travels at a speed of about 299,728 km (185,831 mi) per second in a vacuum. See also photon.

  2. Electromagnetic energy of a wavelength just outside the range the human eye can detect, such as infrared light and ultraviolet light. See Note at electromagnetic radiation.


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light definition


The type of electromagnetic wave that is visible to the human eye. Visible light runs along a spectrum from the short wavelengths of violet to the longer wavelengths of red. (See photon.)

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