What does lighter mean?

Definitions for lighter
ˈlaɪ tərlighter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. igniter, ignitor, lighter(noun)

    a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire

  2. lighter, light, igniter, ignitor(noun)

    a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires

    "do you have a light?"

  3. barge, flatboat, hoy, lighter(verb)

    a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)

  4. lighter(verb)

    transport in a flatbottom boat

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lighter(noun)

    one who, or that which, lights; as, a lighter of lamps

    Etymology: [D. ligter, fr. ligt light. See Light not heavy.]

  2. Lighter(noun)

    a large boat or barge, mainly used in unloading or loading vessels which can not reach the wharves at the place of shipment or delivery

    Etymology: [D. ligter, fr. ligt light. See Light not heavy.]

  3. Lighter(verb)

    to convey by a lighter, as to or from the shore; as, to lighter the cargo of a ship

    Etymology: [D. ligter, fr. ligt light. See Light not heavy.]

Freebase

  1. Lighter

    A lighter is a portable device used to generate a flame. It consists of a metal or plastic container filled with a flammable fluid or pressurized liquid gas, a means of ignition, and some provision for extinguishing the flame.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lighter

    A large, open, flat-bottomed boat, with heavy bearings, employed to carry goods to or from ships.--Ballast lighter. A vessel fitted up to raise ballast from the bottom of a harbour.--Covered or close lighter. One furnished with a deck throughout her whole length, in order to secure such merchandise as might be damaged by wet, and to prevent pillage.

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How to say lighter in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lighter in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lighter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of lighter in a Sentence

  1. Sonia Harmand:

    The stone tools are larger than what we are used to see from 2.6 million years ago, and are also lighter in color, which is striking to me, because normally stones found on the surface are darker.

  2. Anne McCartt:

    Smaller, lighter vehicles don’t afford as much crash protection as bigger, heavier vehicles.

  3. David Saperstein:

    In areas of the country where the government's hand was lighter, faith-based social service and welfare agencies operate homeless shelters, orphanages, soup kitchens, and made highly positive contributions to the well-being of their society.

  4. Frederick Cannon:

    It's hard to expect there's going to be some sort of home run for the banks, higher rates are (priced) in the stocks. The tax bill is in the stocks. The lighter regulatory touch, maybe we've already seen the benefits of that.

  5. Salimata Diop:

    In Kinshasa (the capital of the DRC) the subjects of art were typically social, lighter and with a lot of humor.

Images & Illustrations of lighter

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