traffic light

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n traffic light a visual signal to control the flow of traffic at intersections
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Usage

In literature:

The Pont Neuf was alive with traffic and the swiftly passing lights of vehicles threw conflicting gleams over the wet statue.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
The light from above was diminishing; outside sounded the roar of home-going traffic.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
It stopped for red lights and obeyed all other traffic regulations.
"The Mind Master" by Arthur J. Burks
Let one traffic light fail and vehicles are backed up for several blocks.
""To Invade New York...."" by Irwin Lewis
The traffic lights were unchanging.
"The Six Fingers of Time" by Raphael Aloysius Lafferty
He watched the lights flash by, the impatient traffic, the crowds, hurrying and voluble.
"The Gray Mask" by Wadsworth Camp
However, turning down Center Avenue, Penny caught it at the first traffic light.
"Penny Nichols Finds a Clue" by Joan Clark
Gripping Knickers' leash, she checked the traffic lights, then marched across the West Side Highway.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
Even as he spoke, a crossroads traffic light flashed red.
"Ghost Beyond the Gate" by Mildred A. Wirt
Salt signaled a newsboy and bought a paper while the car waited for a traffic light.
"Danger at the Drawbridge" by Mildred A. Wirt
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In poetry:

Again the traffic lights that skim thy swift
Unfractioned idiom, immaculate sigh of stars,
Beading thy path—condense eternity:
And we have seen night lifted in thine arms.
"To Brooklyn Bridge" by Harold Hart Crane
Was it last month or last year
that the ambulance ran like a hearse
with its siren blowing on suicide—
Dinn, dinn, dinn!—
a noon whistle that kept insisting on life
all the way through the traffic lights?
"Flee On Your Donkey" by Anne Sexton

In news:

Not even drowning traffic lights in dark or fire, the volcano long cooled and hardened over.
There are no traffic lights.
Traffic Lights Installed at Dangerous New Bedford Intersection.
Saying 'no' to traffic lights and other offbeat news from around the globe.
This view, looking north, toward Old Monroe Road, shows north-bound traffic backed up even while the traffic light signals green.
Traffic light 'a tad silly'.
Traffic Light Coming to Dangerous TRF Intersection.
Hits & Misses No-Sex Sex Ed, Badly Timed Traffic Lights & Same-Sex Marriage.
A plan to eliminate most traffic lights downtown and replace them with stop signs met with opposition from a Fifth Street businessman and a resident at Monday night's City Council meeting.
Traffic light camera locations.
TRAFFIC LIGHT is a new comedy about how friendships and romances – though often difficult and sometimes messy but always worth the work – both enhance and complicate our lives.
Traffic light malfunction in Naples.
A March traffic light malfunction at the intersection of Airport Pulling and Pine Ridge roads in Naples has caused headaches well into April for law enforcement and drivers.
What is the longest traf­fic light in your com­mu­nity.
Work is currently underway to erect a new traffic light in Seymour, near the Boyds Creek and Chapman Highway intersection, in front of the Food City grocery store.
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In science:

K: okay, I will make them red and green, and the star that interacted with them last I will make yellow. P: like a traffic light :-) K: sure, why not.
AstroSim: Collaborative Visualization of an Astrophysics Simulation in Second Life
For instance, not even traffic light control in big cities can be carried out in real time in an optimal way.
FuturICT
A primary purpose of this review is to identify and summarize recently published information about the use and performance of light-emitting diode (LED) traffic signals.
Increasing Market Penetration of LED Traffic Signals in New York State: Review of Articles and Information on LED Traffic Signals
There appears to be growing acceptance of LEDs as viable light sources for traffic signals, and a growing awareness of the potential maintenance and energy savings achievable with LEDs, but specific tools to quantify such potential savings are still lacking.
Increasing Market Penetration of LED Traffic Signals in New York State: Review of Articles and Information on LED Traffic Signals
Anonymous. 1999c. "LED" Traffic Lights to Save Money [city council report, 28 May].
Increasing Market Penetration of LED Traffic Signals in New York State: Review of Articles and Information on LED Traffic Signals
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