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.

How to pronounce lighter?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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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. Sharon Chang:

    We're talking about kids who are usually lighter, who have lighter hair, lighter skin, lighter eyes, who are usually mixed white. Certain kinds of mixed kids are more beautiful. They're smarter, they're healthier -- and I do not agree with these things, let's just make that clear, but that's the narrative now.

  2. Jeff Goldstein:

    Where we did business, we way over-indexed in the South and in the small towns, we were lighter in the East in review-driven markets.

  3. Anna Pantelia:

    They walk for 70 kilometers (43.5 miles) to go where they get registered, so they have to leave as much as they can at the beach so they can be a bit lighter, they walk all the way. They could not take the bus (or) taxi. Now they start taking buses, but until the end of September they were not.

  4. Michael Arone:

    Even today with lighter volumes and high absenteeism, gold has breached $1,500, to me it's indicative of this idea that potentially you could have an inflation scare in 2020 and perhaps investors are beginning to position themselves for such a scare.

  5. Shuting Hu:

    In East Asian culture, women prefer lighter skin tone because they believe' y? bái zh? b?i ch?u,' which means' a white complexion is powerful enough to hide seven faults,'.

Images & Illustrations of lighter

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. adscripted
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    • C. occlusive
    • D. ultimo

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