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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lighternoun

    A heavy boat into which ships are lightened or unloaded.

    Etymology: from light, to make light.

    They have cock boats for passengers, and lighters for burthen. Richard Carew, Survey of Cornwall.

    He climb’d a stranded lighter ’s height,
    Shot to the black abyss, and plung’d downright. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lighternoun

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

  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

  3. Lighterverb

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

  4. 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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  1. rightle

  2. relight

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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. Sammy Mwangi:

    I feel lighter when I share it. I feel it's not my burden.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Daniel Skjeldam:

    We expect a revolution on battery technology for ships, we expect batteries to be lighter, more effective, and we've set aside extra room for more batteries to be installed when battery packs become more effective.

  5. John Stankey:

    One of the big benefits we can bring to the market is lighter ad loads.

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