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lighter

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Pronunciation

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

Singular
lighter

Plural
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lighter ({{{1}}})
  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.
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Etymology 3

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

Noun

Singular
lighter

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

Infinitive
to lighter

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to lighter (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To transfer cargo or fuel from a ship, lightening it to make its draft less or to make it easier to refloat.

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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