lighting

Definitions

  • Apparatus for Striking a Light
    Apparatus for Striking a Light
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lighting the act of setting something on fire
    • n lighting the craft of providing artificial light "an interior decorator must understand lighting"
    • n lighting apparatus for supplying artificial light effects for the stage or a film
    • n lighting having abundant light or illumination "they played as long as it was light","as long as the lighting was good"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"She was just high enough, and could light the lamps." "She was just high enough, and could light the lamps."
Reginald working on his slate by the light of a candle Reginald working on his slate by the light of a candle
She a-offerin' to light up the world, if she only had a place to stand up on She a-offerin' to light up the world, if she only had a place to stand up on
Both brass and pottery candlesticks have been found. The candle was the standard lighting device during the 17th century Both brass and pottery candlesticks have been found. The candle was the standard lighting device during the 17th century
Archeological explorations revealed that the colonists enjoyed archery. The iron lever shown, known as a “goat’s foot,” was used for setting the string of a light hunting crossbow. It was found 4 miles from Jamestown. showing the use of a “goat’s foot” from _Weapons, A Pictorial History_ by Edwin Tunis Archeological explorations revealed that the colonists enjoyed archery. The iron lever shown, known as a “goat’s...
The peris, who resemble angels, appear in a blaze of light The peris, who resemble angels, appear in a blaze of light
The porcupine stood in the shade but the background was light The porcupine stood in the shade but the background was light
"AFOOT AND LIGHT-HEARTED." "AFOOT AND LIGHT-HEARTED."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Some people start to sneeze if they are exposed to sunlight or have a light shined into their eye
    • n Lighting (Metal) A name sometimes applied to the process of annealing metals.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Pigeons can see ultraviolet lights
    • n lighting The act of making light or becoming light. See light, transitive verb
    • n lighting The act of igniting or illuminating: as, the lighting of a fire; street-lighting.
    • n lighting In metal-working, same as annealing.
    • n lighting The act of making or becoming light or less heavy. See light, transitive verb
    • n lighting The act of alighting, as from flight.
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Quotations

  • Karl Kraus
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    “Science is spectral analysis. Art is light synthesis.”
  • Denis Waitley
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    “A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.”
  • L. P. Jacks
    L. P. Jacks
    “Spirit is matter seen in a stronger light.”
  • William Blake
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    “He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.”
  • Homer
    Homer
    “Light is the task where many share the toil.”

Idioms

A light purse is a heavy curse - Life is difficult when you don't have much money.
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Cold light of day - If you see things in the cold light of day, you see them as they really are, not as you might want them to be.
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Get the green light - If you get the green light to do something, you are given the necessary permission, authorisation.
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Green light - If you are given the green light, you are given approval to do something.
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In light of - 'In light of' is similar to 'due to'.
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Many hands make light work - This idiom means that when everyone gets involved in something, the work gets done quickly.
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More heat than light - If a discussion generates more heat than light, it doesn't provide answers, but does make people angry.
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Out like a light - If you are out like a light, you fall fast asleep.
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Red light district - The red light district is the area of a town or city where there is prostitution, sex shops, etc.
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See the light - When someone sees the light, they realise the truth.
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Shed light - If you shed light on something, you make it clearer and easier to understand.
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Usage

In literature:

They are the lights, the lights of war.
"Soldier Silhouettes on our Front" by William L. Stidger
The green point of light on the 'scope was bigger than any other he had seen.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
At length I lighted on the last.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
Above there was the light of day forcing itself slowly into the fog.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
TECHNICAL METHODS: Man in the early stages of civilization comprehends objects more by line than by color or light.
"A Text-Book of the History of Painting" by John C. Van Dyke
Then his smile deepened, and the light in his eyes glowed with something like enthusiasm.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
Miko seized her wrists, drew her forward, beyond the shaft of zed-light, into the brilliant light of the Moon.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
Now the light which existed in the shallows vanished.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
The front lights should be turned down quite low; the lights at the side where the gentlemen stand should be very brilliant.
"Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants" by James H. Head
Besides, the lights are up.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
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In poetry:

For light--a blessed light--was given,
Wide streaming round me from above,
And in the deep, deep vaults of heaven,
There shone, methought, a look of love.
"Flight To Nature" by William Gilmore Simms
"Let there be light!"—The light of grace
And truth, a darkling world to bless,
Came with thy word, when on our race
Broke forth the Sun of Righteousness.
"Hymns for Ordination and Installation VI" by John Pierpont
He has gone forth in the light of light,
Out of the long watch and the heavy night,
Out of the life that was so hard to bear,
Crowded by sorrow and perplexed by care.
"Bishop Daniel A. Payne (Deceased)." by Frank Barbour Coffin
How still the air!
Not e'en a sea-bird o'er us waveward flew;
Peace rested there!
Light everywhere!
Nay! Light! some shadows fell on that fair scene,
And -- we are two.
"Rhyme" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Life of all life, and true Light of all light,
Star of the dawning unchangingly bright,
Sun of the Salem whose light is the Lamb,
Theme of the ever new, ever glad psalm!
"Blessing and Honor and Glory and Power" by Horatius Bonar
Till the dearth of light in the glooming skies
Is lost to the sight of your soul-lit eyes.
What matters the absence of moon or star?
The light within is the best by far.
"Just Whistle A Bit" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

Should you join the growing ranks of balloon light users, even though light coverage area may be less and setup time greater than traditional light towers.
Peterson Manufacturing has expanded its line of single- diode Piranha LED clearance/sidemarker lights with a PC-rated model: the 177 Series DOT light.
Photo by Kim Palaferri/Auburn JournalColorful cars light up the streets of Auburn during the Light Parade.
In the same way that the moon lights up our nights, we light up the moon's nights.
One of the hardest parts about setting up a lighting system is determining the best levels for the lights.
Director of the Solid-State Lighting and Energy Center, Nakamura has pioneered the search for alternate sources of light, bringing us closer to such a world.
'Brothels': Red Light, Green Light.
Gary Novasel is a residential lighting designer in exurban New York and a partner in Patdo Light Studio.
The folks who'd like to bring us the Southwest Light Rail line are waiting for a green light.
Shedding light on ocean lights.
Neighbors Say Lights Used During Construction Of Wind Turbines Blocking Views, Causing Light Pollution.
THE P.S 185 PLAYGROUND, the city's newest schoolyard, is decidedly old-school, with spaces for skelly, boxball, red light-green light, ace-king-queen and running bases.
Don't let the bright lights of Christmas outshine the light of Christ.
In 1976, Harman left the broadcast television industry and joined a traveling light show troop doing light shows in planetariums.
BGE's Smart Energy Savers Program(r) Provides More Than 16,000 LED Lights for Tonight's 41st Annual Holiday Lighting of Baltimore's Washington Monument.
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In science:

It is easier to understand “light carries mass” when one can also say that “light has mass.” Light has passive gravitational mass and active gravitational mass.
On the concept of relativistic mass
The observed light contains also a contamination of Cherenkov light, either direct light (mostly emitted in forward direction) or scattered light.
Air Fluorescence Relevant for Cosmic-Ray Detection - Summary of the 5th Fluorescence Workshop, El Escorial 2007
Our recent results on charm-light decay constants show the power of this approach with results of comparable accuracy to those from light-light decay constants.
Precision charm physics, m_c and alpha_s from lattice QCD
We have viewed the light signals as elements of a spatially extended light clock structure; of course at each mirror the tick sequences form local light clocks.
The Behaviour of Clocks and Rods in Special and General Relativity
Refraction of light in a transmitting dielectric medium occurs because the light induces an atomic polarization which interacts with the light field.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
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