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Light
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We've rated Light as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

26 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 87 answers for the crossword clue 'Light', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Light a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Light as an answer itself some 299 times.

Light is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Friday, 26 November 2021 with the answer being IGNITE, we also found IGNITE to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • A device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?"
  • The quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
  • Public awareness; "it brought the scandal to light"
  • Mental understanding as an enlightening experience; "he finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this problem?"
  • An illuminated area; "he stepped into the light"
  • A visual warning signal; "they saw the light of the beacon"; "there was a light at every corner"
  • (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
  • Having abundant light or illumination; "they played as long as it was light"; "as long as the lighting was good"
  • A divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
  • Make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit"
  • A person regarded very fondly; "the light of my life"
  • Fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
  • Designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight; "light aircraft"; "a light truck"
  • Less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"
  • Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"
  • (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder"
  • (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; "light soil"
  • With few burdens; "experienced travellers travel light"
  • Having relatively few calories; "diet cola"; "light (or lite) beer"; "lite (or light) mayonnaise"; "a low-cal diet"
  • Easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned; "a light diet"
  • Of comparatively little physical weight or density; "a light load"; "magnesium is a light metal--having a specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C"
  • Psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles; "a light heart"
  • Not great in degree or quantity or number; "a light sentence"; "a light accent"; "casualties were light"; "light snow was falling"; "light misty rain"; "light smoke from the chimney"
  • Any device serving as a source of illumination; "he stopped the car and turned off the lights"
  • (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims; "efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings"; "clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues"; "a light lilting voice like a silver bell"
  • Marked by temperance in indulgence; "abstemious with the use of adverbs"; "a light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light supper"
  • Very thin and insubstantial; "thin paper"; "light summer dresses"
  • Begin to smoke; "After the meal, some of the diners lit up"
  • To come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him"
  • Of little intensity or power or force; "the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze"
  • Moving easily and quickly; nimble; "the dancer was light and graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light tripping step"
  • Of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment; "light infantry"; "light cavalry"; "light industry"; "light weapons"
  • Silly or trivial; "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light idle chatter"
  • Intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound; "light verse"; "a light comedy"
  • The visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"
  • Merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"
  • A particular perspective or aspect of a situation; "although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"
  • A condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination; "follow God's light"
  • Alight from (a horse)
  • Cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"
  • Characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light"
  • (of sleep) easily disturbed; "in a light doze"; "a light sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night"
  • Demanding little effort; not burdensome; "light housework"; "light exercise"
  • (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average; "light water is ordinary water"
  • Having little importance; "losing his job was no light matter"
  • (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress; "a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable"; "a weak stress on the second syllable"
  • Weak and likely to lose consciousness; "suddenly felt faint from the pain"; "was sick and faint from hunger"; "felt light in the head"; "a swooning fit"; "light-headed with wine"; "light-headed from lack of sleep"

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

AIRY
Characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air; "figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle; "aerial fancies"; "an airy apparition"; "physical rather than ethereal forms"

EASY
Obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally; "easy money"

FALL
The act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions); "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"

GLIM

IDLE
Not in action or at work; "an idle laborer"; "idle drifters"; "the idle rich"; "an idle mind"

LAMP
A piece of furniture holding one or more electric light bulbs

LAND
Agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life; "farming is a strenuous life"; "there's no work on the land any more"

LITE
Having relatively few calories; "diet cola"; "light (or lite) beer"; "lite (or light) mayonnaise"; "a low-cal diet"

PALE
Lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness; "a pale rendition of the aria"; "pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender"; "a pallid performance"

WEAK
Wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings; "I'm only a fallible human"; "frail humanity"

5 Letters

ASAIR

CLEAN
A weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead

CLEAR
A clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open"

FAINT
Lacking strength or vigor; "damning with faint praise"; "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice"

LOOSE
Become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"

NATTY
Marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat"

OFDAY

PERCH
Any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes

SABER
A fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle

SCANT
Supply sparingly and with restricted quantities; "sting with the allowance"

SHORT
The fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base

SPARK
A momentary flash of light

TORCH
A burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame

6 Letters

ALIGHT
Lighted up by or as by fire or flame; "forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning"; "even the car's tires were aflame"; "a night aflare with fireworks"; "candles alight on the tables"; "houses on fire"

BEACON
A tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships

BLONDE
A light grayish yellow to near white

CANDLE
Stick of wax with a wick in the middle

FIREUP
Begin to smoke; "After the meal, some of the diners lit up"

FLIMSY
Not convincing; "unconvincing argument"; "as unconvincing as a forced smile"

GENTLE
Stroke soothingly

GETOFF
Escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action; "She gets away with murder!"; "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities"

IGNITE
Start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"

ILLUME
Make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit"

KINDLE
Catch fire; "The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles"

LOWCAL

WANTON
Spend wastefully; "wanton one's money away"

7 Letters

BUOYANT
Characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness; "buoyant spirits"; "his quick wit and chirpy humor"; "looking bright and well and chirpy"; "a perky little widow in her 70s"

EHEREAL

GETDOWN
Take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now"

IGNITER
A device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?"

IGNITOR
A device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?"

LANTERN
Light in a transparent protective case

LIGHTER
A flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)

LIGHTLY
To a slight degree; "her speech is only lightly accented"

LIGHTUP
Make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit"

OILLAMP
A lamp that burns oil (as kerosine) for light

SPARKLE
Be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity; "The musical performance sparkled"; "A scintillating conversation"; "his playing coruscated throughout the concert hall"

TWINKLE
A rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash

UNHORSE
Alight from (a horse)

WAKEFUL
Carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger; "a policy of open-eyed awareness"; "the vigilant eye of the town watch"; "there was a watchful dignity in the room"; "a watchful parent with a toddler in tow"

8 Letters

DISMOUNT
The act of dismounting (a horse or bike etc.)

ETHEREAL
Characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy; "this smallest and most ethereal of birds"; "gossamer shading through his playing"

FEATHERY
Resembling or suggesting a feather or feathers; "feathery palm trees"

ILLUMINE
Make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit"

LIGHTING
The act of setting something on fire

PORTABLE
A small light typewriter; usually with a case in which it can be carried

RADIANCE
The quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

SETAFIRE
Set fire to; cause to start burning; "Lightening set fire to the forest"

SLUTTISH
Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"

SWOONING
Weak and likely to lose consciousness; "suddenly felt faint from the pain"; "was sick and faint from hunger"; "felt light in the head"; "a swooning fit"; "light-headed with wine"; "light-headed from lack of sleep"

TRIPPING
Moving easily and quickly; nimble; "the dancer was light and graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light tripping step"

9 Letters

FRIVOLOUS
Not serious in content or attitude or behavior; "a frivolous novel"; "a frivolous remark"; "a frivolous young woman"

LIGHTNESS
The trait of being lighthearted and frivolous

LIGHTSOME
Carefree and happy and lighthearted; "was loved for her blithe spirit"; "a merry blithesome nature"; "her lighthearted nature"; "trilling songs with a lightsome heart"

LUMINANCE
The quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"

SETABLAZE
Set fire to; cause to start burning; "Lightening set fire to the forest"

UNCLOUDED
Not mentally disordered; "an unclouded mind"

10 Letters

ABSTEMIOUS
Sparing in consumption of especially food and drink; "the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy

BRIGHTNESS
The quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"

ILLUMINATE
Make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit"

INNERLIGHT
A divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul

LUMINOSITY
The quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"

UNACCENTED
Used of syllables; "an atonic syllable carries no stress"

WEIGHTLESS
Having little or no weight or apparent gravitational pull; light; "floating freely in a weightless condition"; "a baby bat...fluffy and weightless as a moth"; "jackets made of a weightless polyester fabric"

11 Letters

CALORIEFREE

LIGHTHEADED
Lacking seriousness; given to frivolity; "a dizzy blonde"; "light-headed teenagers"; "silly giggles"

LIGHTSOURCE
Any device serving as a source of illumination; "he stopped the car and turned off the lights"

LIGHTWITHIN
A divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul

PROMISCUOUS
Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"

12 Letters

CHRISTWITHIN
A divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul

ILLUMINATION
Painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)

LIGHTCOLORED

LUMINOUSNESS
The quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"

VISIBLELIGHT
(physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"

13 Letters

SUPERANNUATED
Too old to be useful; "He left the house...for the support of twelve superannuated wool carders"- Anthony Trollope

15 Letters

BRIGHTNESSLEVEL
The quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"

16 Letters

VISIBLERADIATION
(physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"

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