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Meaning of lighter by Wiktionary Dictionary

lighter


    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -aɪtə( r )

    Etymology 1

    See light ( “pale” ) + -er ( “comparative” )

    Adjective

    lighter

    1. comparative form of light: more light
      I prefer a lighter shade of pink .
    A lighter ( sense 1 )

    Etymology 2

    See light ( “ignite” ) + -er ( “agent” )

    Noun

    lighter ( plural: lighters )

    1. A small, reusable, handheld device for creating fire, especially for lighting cigarettes .
      Cigarette in mouth, he clutched his pockets in search of a lighter .

    Etymology 3

    See light ( “unload, lighten” ) + -er ( “agent” )

    Noun

    lighter ( plural: lighters )

    1. A flat-bottomed boat for carrying heavy loads across short distances ( especially for canals or for loading or unloading larger boats ) .

    Etymology 4

    See light ( “not heavy, weak” ) + -er ( “comparative” )

    Adjective

    lighter

    1. comparative form of light: more light
      What happened? You look 10 lbs. lighter!
      I wish I'd thrown a lighter punch; he's out cold .

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Explanation of lighter by Wordnet Dictionary

lighter


    Verb
    1. transport in a flatbottom boat

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

    2. a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires

    3. a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire