Lightable to Lignitiferous

(Light"a*ble) a. Such as can be lighted.

(Light"-armed`) a. Armed with light weapons or accouterments.

(Light"-boat`) n. Light-ship.

(Light"e) obs. imp. of Light, to alight. Chaucer.

(Light"en) v. i. [See Light to alight.] To descend; to light.

O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us.
Book of Common Prayer [Eng. Ed.].

(Light"en) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lightened (-'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Lightening.] [OE. lightenen. See Light to kindle, illuminate.]

1. To burst forth or dart, as lightning; to shine with, or like, lightning; to display a flash or flashes of lightning; to flash.

This dreadful night,
That thunders, lightens, opens graves, and roars
As doth the lion.

2. To grow lighter; to become less dark or lowering; to brighten; to clear, as the sky.

(Light"en), v. t. [See Light to illuminate.]

1. To make light or clear; to light; to illuminate; as, to lighten an apartment with lamps or gas; to lighten the streets. [In this sense less common than light.]

A key of fire ran all along the shore,
And lightened all the river with a blaze.

2. To illuminate with knowledge; to enlighten. [In this sense less common than enlighten.]

Lighten my spirit with one clear heavenly ray.
Sir J. Davies.

3. To emit or disclose in, or as in, lightning; to flash out, like lightning.

His eye . . . lightens forth
Controlling majesty.

4. To free from trouble and fill with joy.

They looked unto him, and were lightened.
Ps. xxxiv. 5.

(Light"en), v. t. [See Light not heavy.]

1. To make lighter, or less heavy; to reduce in weight; to relieve of part of a load or burden; as, to lighten a ship by unloading; to lighten a load or burden.

2. To make less burdensome or afflictive; to alleviate; as, to lighten the cares of life or the burden of grief.

3. To cheer; to exhilarate.

Lightens my humor with his merry jests.

(Light"er) n. One who, or that which, lights; as, a lighter of lamps.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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