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. Gwendolyn Brooks:

    To be in love Is to touch with a lighter hand. In yourself you stretch, you are well.

  3. Joe Manchin:

    Schumer said. ROMNEY ANNOUNCES HE WILL VOTE TO CONVICT TRUMP IN IMPEACHMENT TRIAL Republicans had long-predicted a bipartisan acquittal, but the last-minute decision by the three robbed Trump of that talking point. With Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, defecting from his party and voting for guilt on one article of impeachment, it was Democrats who celebrated bipartisanship. The vote created a bipartisan impeachment that can never be erased from history, Schumer said. Democrats touted the party unity and praised the House impeachment managers for making a convincing case. There was a bipartisan vote -- even though it wasnt two thirds -- that found President Trump guilty, Stabenow said. Every single Democrat plus one Republican. On Monday, Manchin took to the Senate floor to push for a lighter measure ofcensure againstTrump and he was considered by Republicans one of their best bets for a defection. For his part, Manchin said he prayed on the decision. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP This was the most difficult decision Ive ever had to make, Manchin told reporters afterward. This is not a political vote whatsoever. Its not whether I like the president. Ive always had a good relationship [with Trump], but I love my country, and I have an obligation, responsibilities and my duties to my country. And if I cant explain that then shame on me.

  4. 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.

  5. Greg Wallace:

    It appeared to have been underwater at some time, it had weird rust, including a rotted-out ashtray and cigarette lighter. The brake lines were badly corroded, as were the steel door bottoms. The interior was shredded and water-damaged.

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