What does lightening mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lightening(noun)

    descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity that occurs late in pregnancy; the fetus is said to have dropped

  2. whitening, lightening(noun)

    changing to a lighter color


  1. lightening(Noun)

    The sensation caused by the descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity before the onset of labour

  2. lightening(Noun)

    The removal of cargo (especially crude oil) from a vessel in order to reduce its draft

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lightening

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Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. lightening

    The operation (normally carried out at anchor) of transferring crude oil cargo from a large tanker to a smaller tanker, so reducing the draft of the larger tanker to enable it to enter port.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lightening in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lightening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of lightening in a Sentence

  1. Patrick Esteruelas:

    Everybody knew it was a matter of time, you have already seen some lightening of positions and the exchange bonds in particular are going to face some upside price resistance.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    The holy world glows like a lightening bug.

  3. Frederick Douglas:

    Those who profess to favor freedom, yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without planting up the ground. They want rain without thunder or lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. The struggle may not be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will.

  4. Edwin Hubbel Chapin:

    Whatever touches the nerves of motive, whatever shifts man's moral position, is mightier than steam, or calorie, or lightening.

  5. Kristy Ray:

    We don’t what them playing if it’s too slick, if there’s lightening, if it’s too hot.

Images & Illustrations of lightening

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