Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state of being lighted; illumination.
  • noun The method or equipment used to provide artificial illumination.
  • noun The illumination so provided.
  • noun The act or process of igniting.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of making or becoming light or less heavy. See light, transitive verb
  • noun The act of making light or becoming light. See light, transitive verb
  • noun The act of igniting or illuminating: as, the lighting of a fire; street-lighting.
  • noun In metal-working, same as annealing.
  • noun The act of alighting, as from flight.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Metal.) A name sometimes applied to the process of annealing metals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the equipment used to provide illumination; the illumination so provided
  • noun the act of activating such equipment, or of igniting a flame etc.
  • noun The process of annealing metals.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of setting something on fire
  • noun apparatus for supplying artificial light effects for the stage or a film
  • noun the craft of providing artificial light
  • noun having abundant light or illumination

Etymologies

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