What does lighter mean?

Definitions for lighter
ˈlaɪ tərlighter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. igniter, ignitor, lighternoun

    a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire

  2. lighter, light, igniter, ignitornoun

    a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires

    "do you have a light?"

  3. barge, flatboat, hoy, lighterverb

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

  4. lighterverb

    transport in a flatbottom boat

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lighternoun

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

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

  2. Lighternoun

    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. Lighterverb

    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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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. John Miller:

    An individual walking into an iconic location like St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying over four gallons of gasoline, two bottles of lighter fluid and lighters, is something we would have grave concern over.

  2. John F. Kennedy, speech in 1962:

    We don't see the end of the tunnel but I must say I don't think it is darker than it was a year ago, and in some ways lighter.

  3. Dave Miles:

    People commenting on ‘swing’ will most certainly provide gibberish for answers, as swing is about feel, simply put: Longer, heavier barrels will swing smoother, while shorter, lighter barrels will be more maneuverable but will not offer the same ‘swing,’ or momentum, that a heavier barrel has.

  4. Wen Yang:

    Such lightweight and tough materials like fish scales are the sexy topics that materials scientists are pursuing, it is true that the natural armor is similar to artificial body armor because of the similar scale overlapping system. However, the natural armor such as these fish scales is tough and much lighter, without impeding body flexibility and locomotion.

  5. Frederick Cannon:

    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.

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