Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being light or bright.
  • noun The state or quality of being light in weight; lack of heaviness or gravity: as, the lightness of a burden; the lightness of cork or of hydrogen.
  • noun In cookery, sponginess; the state of being well raised; freedom from sogginess.
  • noun Freedom from heaviness or clumsiness in act or execution; dexterity; nimbleness; agility: as, lightness of touch in painting or music; lightness of foot in running or dancing.
  • noun Inconstancy; unsteadiness; fickleness.
  • noun Levity; wantonness; unchastity.
  • noun Light-headedness.
  • noun Synonyms Briskness, sprightliness, ease, facility, swiftness.
  • noun 4, Volatility, Frivolity, etc. (see levity), instability, giddiness, airiness.

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

  • noun The state, condition, or quality, of being light or not heavy; buoyancy; levity; fickleness; nimbleness; delicacy; grace.
  • noun Illumination, or degree of illumination.
  • noun Absence of depth or of duskiness in color

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

  • noun uncountable the condition of being illuminated
  • noun uncountable the relative whiteness or transparency of a colour
  • noun countable The product of being illuminated.
  • noun The state of having little weight, or little force.
  • noun Agility of movement.
  • noun Freedom from worry.
  • noun Levity, frivolity; inconsistency.

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

  • noun a feeling of joy and pride
  • noun the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble
  • noun the property of being comparatively small in weight
  • noun having a light color
  • noun the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures
  • noun the trait of being lighthearted and frivolous

Etymologies

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from light, the noun

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From light, the adjective.

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