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Inflections of 'light' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
lighter
adj comparative
lightest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'light' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
lights
v 3rd person singular
lighting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
lit
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
lighted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Less common)
lit
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
lighted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Less common)
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'light' is een alternatieve term voor 'lite'. Je vindt het in een of meer van de onderstaande regels.'light' is an alternate term for 'lite'. It is in one or more of the lines below.

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light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (illumination)licht nw het
  verlichting nw de
 Could we have some light in the room? It's too dark.
light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (lamp)lamp nw de
  licht nw het
 We have three lights in this room.
light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (traffic light)stoplicht, verkeerslicht nw het
 The traffic stopped when the light turned red.
light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not heavy in weight) (niet zwaar)licht bn
 Give me the heavy bag, and you can carry the light one.
light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (viewpoint)perspectief, gezichtspunt nw het
  invalshoek nw de
 He always saw things in a negative light.
light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (faint)zwak, flauw bn
 You could only see a light line of the mountains.
light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (easy, gentle)licht, eenvoudig bn
 Take a little light exercise - nothing too strenuous.
light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (colour: pale) (kleur)licht- bn
 Have you seen my light blue shirt?
light vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (ignite)aansteken, ontsteken overg.ww
 I will light the petrol to set off the fire.
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light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (person) (persoon)licht bn
 For a light woman, she is very strong!
light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (low alcoholic content)licht bn
  pils nw het
 Some people prefer light beer to very alcoholic beverages.
light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (easy to digest)lichtverteerbaar bn
 While her husband ordered a steak, she ordered something lighter.
light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (clothing)licht, luchtig bn
 You can wear a light jacket. It isn't too cold outside.
light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (low volume)gering, weinig bn
 There was only light trading in the commodities markets due to the holiday.
light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (low pressure)zacht, soepel bn
 The masseur had a very light touch.
light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (entertaining, not profound)luchtig, lichthartig bn
 We just engaged in light conversation, nothing serious.
light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (trivial)licht, lichtvoetig bn
  luchtig bn
 I prefer light entertainment, rather than serious theatre.
light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (soil: sandy)licht, zanderig bn
 Carrots are best grown in a light soil, rather than heavy clay.
light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (delicate)licht, verfijnd bn
 The dancer executed some light and dainty steps.
light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (carefree)zorgeloos, onbezorgd bn
 The girls liked him for his light attitude towards life.
light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (of low weight capacity)lichtgewicht bn
  sportvliegtuig nw het
 He has a licence to fly light aircraft.
light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (wind)zwak, flauw bn
 It will be mainly sunny, with a light breeze.
light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (light bulb)gloeilamp, lamp, peer nw de
  peertje nw het
 The light has burned out in the kitchen. Can you replace it?
light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (daylight)daglicht nw het
 You had better go to the shop while there is still light.
light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (street lamp)straatlantaarn nw de
 They installed lights on the street to make it safer to walk at night.
light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (car: headlight)koplamp nw de
 When it got dark, he turned the car's lights on.
light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (lighthouse)vuurtoren nw de
  kustlicht nw het
 The sailors were most relieved when they saw the Sambro Island Light in the distance.
light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (flame)vlam, gloed nw de
 He could see her face in the light of the candle.
light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (for insight) (figuurlijk)licht nw het
  duidelijkheid, klaarheid nw de
 Can you shed any light on his thought processes for us?
light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (luminary)ster, beroemdheid nw de
 She is a leading light in the art world.
light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (gleam)fonkeling, glans nw de
 She saw the light in his eyes and knew he had a good idea.
light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (art: effect)lichteffect nw het
 Look at the light on the woman's face in this painting.
light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (small window)ruitje nw het
  ruit nw de
 Don't open the big window, just the corner light.
light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cigarettes, smoking)vuurtje nw het
 Hey, do you have a light?
light viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (take fire)ontbranden onoverg.ww
  vlam vatten
 He threw on a match and the bonfire lighted.
light,
light up
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
(light material for smoking)aansteken, opsteken overg.ww
 Some people left the room when she pulled out a cigarette and lit up.
light,
light up
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
(brighten with joy)oplichten, opklaren onoverg.ww
 He face lit up when she heard that her father was returning.
light vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (illuminate)verlichten overg.ww
 He finally found the lamp to light the room.
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licht bn/bw (niet zwaar)light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
lamp nw de (verlichting)lamp, light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  bulb nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
verlichting nw de (elektrische installatie: lampen)light, lighting nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  illumination nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
licht nw het (schijnsel)light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
belichten overg.ww (licht doen vallen op)illuminate, light vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
licht bn/bw (niet donker)light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  bright adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
licht bn/bw (gemakkelijk)easy, light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
licht bn/bw (niet stevig)light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  delicate, fragile adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
licht nw het (lamp)light, lamp nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  bulb nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
licht bn (van maaltijd)light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  easily digestible adv+adj
spot nw de (lamp, licht)spot, spotlight nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  lamp nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
licht nw het (gezichtsvermogen)light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
licht bn (van materialen: niet dicht) (material)light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
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daglicht nw het (zonlicht)daylight nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  light of the day exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
groen licht bn+nw het (m.b.t. stoplicht)green light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
groen licht bn+nw het figuurlijk (m.b.t. toestemming) (figurative)green light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
groen licht geven onoverg. uitdr. figuurlijk (toestemming geven) (figurative)give green light v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
het licht zien onoverg. uitdr. figuurlijk (begrijpen) (figurative)see the light v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
in een nieuw licht bezien overg. uitdr. figuurlijk (beschouwen uit een ander oogpunt) (figurative)see in a new light v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
licht misdrijf bn+nw het (niet zeer ernstig vergrijp)light offense, light misdemeanor, light crime nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  contravention nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
licht schijnen op overg. uitdr. figuurlijk (iets duidelijk maken) (figurative)shed a light on, shine a light on v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
licht werpen op overg. uitdr. figuurlijk (iets duidelijk maken) (figurative)shed a light on, shine a light on v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
licht worden bn+ww (dageraad: dagen) (in the morning)get light vi + adj
  dawn viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
noodverlichting nw de, ont.emergency light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
peer nw de (gloeilamp)light bulb, bulb nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
toelichten overg.ww (uiteenzetten) (figurative)throw light on v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  explain, clarify vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  comment vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
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lite,
light
adj
US, informal (light: low in fat, sugar, etc.) (anglicisme)light bn
  caloriearm bn
 Brian bought the lite lunch option at the restaurant.
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light | lite
EngelsNederlands
light [sth] up,
light up [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(illuminate [sth])verlichten overg.ww
 The dim lamp hardly lights up the room.
light up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (become brighter)verlichten onoverg.ww
  oplichten onoverg.ww
  lichter worden bn+ww
 Give it a moment and the room will light up.
light up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal (light a cigarette) (informeel, sigaret)opsteken overg.ww
 Several people left the room every time she pulled out a cigarette and lit up.
light [sth] up,
light up [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
figurative (brighten)opfleuren, opbeuren, opvrolijken overg.ww
  vrolijker maken bn+ww
 I love you - you light up my life.
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light | lite
EngelsNederlands
beam,
beam of light
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(light ray)straal nw de
 The room was dark except for a thin beam of light shining through a small hole in the roof.
bulb nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (light)gloeilamp nw de
  peertje nw het
 The bulb in the hallway needs to be replaced.
exposure meter,
light meter
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(photography: measures light)belichtingsmeter nw de
green light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (traffic signal: go)groen licht nw het
 We'll never make it to the green light in time.
 We halen het groen licht nooit.
green light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (authorization to begin) (figuurlijk)groen licht nw het
  goedkeuring nw de
 Today we got a green light from the director to begin the new project. The committee gave my project the green light.
 Vandaag kregen we groen licht van de regisseur om het nieuwe project te beginnen. De commissie gaf mijn project groen licht.
green-light [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (authorize) (figuurlijk)groen licht geven overg. uitdr.
  goedkeuren overg.ww
 The Federal Aviation Administration has green-lighted a request to extend the airport runway.
in your best light exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." figurative (giving the most favourable view) (figuurlijk)van zijn beste kant bw
leading light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (person: inspirational) (figuurlijk)kopstuk nw het
  (figuurlijk)autoriteit nw de
 Jacobi has been a leading light of the theatre through most of his career.
lightheaded (US),
light-headed (UK)
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(dizzy, faint)licht in het hoofd bn
  duizelig bn
ray of light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. literal (light beam)lichtstraal nw de
 Suddenly a ray of light beamed in the darkness, helping us climb to safety.
ray of light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (source of rare joy) (figuurlijk)lichtpunt nw het
 You, my precious, are a true ray of light in my troubled life.
red light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. literal (traffic light indicating stop)rood licht bn + nw het
 You should always stop at the red light.
red light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (signal not to act) (figuurlijk)rood licht bn + nw het
 The building project got a red light from the town planners.
see [sth/sb] in a new light v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (fresh perspective)anders aankijken tegen onoverg. uitdr.
  (figuurlijk)vanuit een nieuw perspectief bekijken overg. uitdr.
  (figuurlijk)in nieuw licht bezien overg. uitdr.
 Since they repainted the town hall I'm seeing it in a new light.
see the light v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (understand) (figuurlijk)het licht zien nw + ww
  begrijpen overg.ww
 After Ann explained it to me I could finally see the light.
see the light of day v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (come into being) (figuurlijk)het licht zien nw + ww
  (figuurlijk)geboren worden bn+nw
 Your plan is so bad it will never see the light of day.
shining light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative ([sb] excellent or inspirational)lichtend voorbeeld bn + nw het
 Martin Luther King was one of the shining lights of the civil rights movement.
tail lights nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." npl (vehicle's rear lights)achterlicht nw het
 The deputy stopped us because one of our tail lights was out.
throw light on v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (clarify, explain) (figuurlijk)licht werpen op, licht schijnen op frase
 The scientsts hoped to throw light on the mystery of the Loch Ness monster.
traffic light,
traffic lights
n, npl
(signal)verkeerslicht, stoplicht nw het
 When the traffic lights turn red, you must stop.
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Collocatie: light a fire, a [stop, porch] light, the red light district, meer...

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