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Collins Spanish Dictionary- Complete & Unabridged
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light

  1. [laɪt]

    (vb: pt, pp lit or lighted)

    1. N

      1. (=not darkness) luz f

        leading 2.

      2. (=lamp) luz f

        bright 3., runway

      3. (=electricity) luz f

      4. (Aut) (on vehicle) luz f

      5. (=traffic signal) semáforo m

        green 4.

      6. (=viewpoint)

      7. (=glint, twinkle) brillo m

      8. (=flame)

        strike 2., 3)

      9. (Archit) cristal m, vidrio m

    2. ADJ

      (compar lighter)

      (superl lightest)

      1. (=bright) [room, hallway] con bastante luz

      2. (=pale) [colour] claro; [hair] rubio, güero (CAm, Mex); [skin] blanco

    3. VT

      1. (=illuminate) iluminar

      2. (=ignite) [+ match, candle, fire] encender, prender; [+ cigarette] encender

  2. (=ignite) encenderse, prender

    1. CPD

  3. [laɪt]

    1. ADJ

      (compar lighter)

      (superl lightest)

      1. (in weight) [object, clothing, equipment] ligero, liviano (LAm); [step] ligero

      2. (=scanty, slight) [breeze] leve, suave; [shower] ligero

      3. (Culin) [meal, food, cake] ligero, liviano (LAm)

      4. (=low-alcohol) de bajo contenido alcohólico, de bajo contenido en alcohol; (=low-calorie) light, bajo en calorías; (=low-tar) light, de bajo contenido en alquitrán

      5. (=soft) [sound] leve; [voice] suave

      6. (=not demanding) [work, duties] ligero

      7. (=not serious) [novel, music] ligero

      8. (=not harsh) [sentence] leve

      9. (=shallow)

      10. (=loose) [soil] poco denso

    2. ADV

    3. N

      1. lights (Culin) pulmones mpl

      2. (=cigarette) cigarrillo m light, cigarrillo m de bajo contenido en alquitrán

    4. CPD

  4. [laɪt]

    (pt, pp lit or lighted)

Examples from texts

He knew the faces of those people, the beseeching supplication in their voices, the waning light of hope in their eyes.
Conocía el rostro de esa gente, la implorante súplica de su voz, la mermada luz de la esperanza en sus ojos.
Ghosh, Amitav / The Calcutta ChromosomeGhosh, Amitav / El cromosoma Calcuta
El cromosoma Calcuta
Ghosh, Amitav
The Calcutta Chromosome
Ghosh, Amitav
© 1995 by Amitav Ghosh
The explosions of light, they believe, are a sign of something dramatic happening in the space around Earth—specifically, in Earth's "plasma tail."
Las explosiones de luz, pensaban ellos, son un signo de que algo impresionante está ocurriendo en el espacio que rodea a la Tierra; específicamente, en la "cola de plasma" de la Tierra.
Reversing lamps may only light up if the reverse gear is engaged and if the device which controls the starting or stopping of the engine is in such a position that operation of the engine is possible.
Sólo podrá encenderse cuando se haya metido la marcha atrás y cuando el dispositivo que pone en marcha o para el motor, se encuentre en una posición tal que le permita funcionar.
This ring of light shines into Earth's shadow, breaking the utter darkness you might expect to find there.
Ese anillo de luz brilla dentro de la sombra de la Tierra, rompiendo la otrora absoluta oscuridad que esperaría usted encontrar allá.
Such authorization may be withdrawn in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 19 in the light of a fresh opinion delivered by one or more veterinary experts.
Esta autorización podrá ser retirada, con arreglo al procedimiento del artículo 19, a la vista de un nuevo dictamen emitido por uno o varios expertos veterinarios.
He pulled on his light jacket so that he’d have someplace to hide the full bag when he came back, then jogged down the grand staircase.
Se puso una chaqueta ligera para poder tener un lugar donde esconder la bolsa llena a su regreso. Luego bajó al trote la escalera principal.
Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
Amante Consagrado
Ward, J.R.
© Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
© 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
© 2007, Jessica Bird
Lover Enshrined
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2008
He was standing on the rail, looking around in a daze, when he saw the red light again.
De pie sobre el raíl, mirando aturdido a su alrededor, volvió a ver la luz roja.
Ghosh, Amitav / The Calcutta ChromosomeGhosh, Amitav / El cromosoma Calcuta
El cromosoma Calcuta
Ghosh, Amitav
The Calcutta Chromosome
Ghosh, Amitav
© 1995 by Amitav Ghosh
Unlike lightning, most of a TGF's energy is released as invisible gamma rays, not visible light.
A diferencia de los relámpagos, la mayor parte de la energía de los DRGT se libera en forma de rayos gamma invisibles, no en forma de luz visible.
No counselor could say he had flashed a light under the denser shrubbery by the boys’ dorm and found Salmon and Heckler going at it.
Ningún orientador podía decir que había apuntado una linterna hacia el matorral más tupido que había junto al dormitorio de los chicos y encontrado a Salmón y a Hekcler.
Sebold, Alice / The Lovely BonesSebold, Alice / Desde Mi Cielo
Desde Mi Cielo
Sebold, Alice
© 2002 por Alice Sebold
© 2003 por Aurora Echevarria
© 2003 por Random House Mondadori, S. A.
The Lovely Bones
Sebold, Alice
© 2002 by Alice Sebold
Outlined for just an instant in the doorway, the two men seemed to blend with the wan light of the hospital corridor.
Recortados un instante contra el umbral, los dos hombres parecieron fundirse con la tenue luz del pasillo.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
Staff must in particular wear clean working clothes and headgear which are of a light colour and easily washable.
El personal deberá, en particular, llevar ropa de trabajo y gorro limpios, de color claro y fáciles de lavar .
Cato sat beside Lavinia, while her mistress sat on the opposite side of the table where the light cast by the oil lamps was dim.
Cato estaba junto a Lavinia, mientras que el ama de ésta se hallaba al otro lado de la mesa, donde la luz de la lámpara de aceite era débil.
Scarrow, Simon / The Eagle's ConquestScarrow, Simon / Roma Vincit!
Roma Vincit!
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
© de la traducción: Montserrat Batista, 2002
© de la presente edición: Edhasa, 2002
The Eagle's Conquest
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
In accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 11, the Commission, in the light of developments in scientific and technical knowledge, shall adapt Annexes I and II.
La Comisión, habida cuenta de la evolución de los conocimientos científicos y técnicos, adaptará los anexos I y II de conformidad con el procedimiento establecido en el artículo 11.
refuse, in respect of a type of vehicle or a type of headlamp or light source, to grant EC type-approval or national type-approval, or
denegar a un tipo de vehículo o a un tipo de proyector o fuente luminosa la concesión de la homologación CE ni de la homologación nacional,
The only light came from a single, unadorned bulb.
La única luz provenía de una solitaria bombilla que colgaba de un portalámparas sin ningún adorno.
Kellerman, Jonathan / When The Bough BreaksKellerman, Jonathan / La Rama Rota
La Rama Rota
Kellerman, Jonathan
When The Bough Breaks
Kellerman, Jonathan
© 1985 by Jonathan Kellerman

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laɪtluzExamples

she was sitting with her back to the light or with the light behind her — estaba sentada de espaldas a la luz
the light was beginning to fade — estaba empezando a oscurecer
her hair is almost black in certain lights — según como le da la luz tiene el pelo casi negro
against the light — al trasluz
to hold sth against the light — acercar algo a la luz, mirar algo al trasluz
by the light of the moon/a candle — a la luz de la luna/de una vela
at first light — al rayar el día
you're (standing) in my light — me quitas la luz, me haces sombra
light and shade — luz y sombra; claroscuro
to hold sth up to the light — acercar algo a la luz, mirar algo al trasluz

User translations

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  1. 1.

    luz

    translation added by Marissa Zebadua
    Bronze es-en
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Collocations

light meter
luxómetro
black light
luz negra
light bath
baño solar
light pen
lápiz óptico
light reflex
reflejo papilar
light reflex
reflejo pupilar
light scatter
dispersión de la luz
polarized light
luz polarizada
stray light
luz difusa
transmitted light
luz transmitida
visible light
luz visible
light weapons
armas ligeras
light up
iluminar
wall light
aplique
light aircraft
avioneta

Word forms

light

adverb
Positive degreelight
Comparative degreelighter
Superlative degreelightest

light

verb
Basic forms
Pastlighted, lit
Imperativelight
Present Participle (Participle I)lighting
Past Participle (Participle II)lighted, lit
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I lightwe light
you lightyou light
he/she/it lightsthey light
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am lightingwe are lighting
you are lightingyou are lighting
he/she/it is lightingthey are lighting
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have lighted, litwe have lighted, lit
you have lighted, lityou have lighted, lit
he/she/it has lighted, litthey have lighted, lit
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been lightingwe have been lighting
you have been lightingyou have been lighting
he/she/it has been lightingthey have been lighting
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I lighted, litwe lighted, lit
you lighted, lityou lighted, lit
he/she/it lighted, litthey lighted, lit
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was lightingwe were lighting
you were lightingyou were lighting
he/she/it was lightingthey were lighting
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had lighted, litwe had lighted, lit
you had lighted, lityou had lighted, lit
he/she/it had lighted, litthey had lighted, lit
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been lightingwe had been lighting
you had been lightingyou had been lighting
he/she/it had been lightingthey had been lighting
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will lightwe shall/will light
you will lightyou will light
he/she/it will lightthey will light
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be lightingwe shall/will be lighting
you will be lightingyou will be lighting
he/she/it will be lightingthey will be lighting
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have lighted, litwe shall/will have lighted, lit
you will have lighted, lityou will have lighted, lit
he/she/it will have lighted, litthey will have lighted, lit
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been lightingwe shall/will have been lighting
you will have been lightingyou will have been lighting
he/she/it will have been lightingthey will have been lighting
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would lightwe should/would light
you would lightyou would light
he/she/it would lightthey would light
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be lightingwe should/would be lighting
you would be lightingyou would be lighting
he/she/it would be lightingthey would be lighting
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have lighted, litwe should/would have lighted, lit
you would have lighted, lityou would have lighted, lit
he/she/it would have lighted, litthey would have lighted, lit
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been lightingwe should/would have been lighting
you would have been lightingyou would have been lighting
he/she/it would have been lightingthey would have been lighting
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am lighted, litwe are lighted, lit
you are lighted, lityou are lighted, lit
he/she/it is lighted, litthey are lighted, lit
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being lighted, litwe are being lighted, lit
you are being lighted, lityou are being lighted, lit
he/she/it is being lighted, litthey are being lighted, lit
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been lighted, litwe have been lighted, lit
you have been lighted, lityou have been lighted, lit
he/she/it has been lighted, litthey have been lighted, lit
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was lighted, litwe were lighted, lit
you were lighted, lityou were lighted, lit
he/she/it was lighted, litthey were lighted, lit
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being lighted, litwe were being lighted, lit
you were being lighted, lityou were being lighted, lit
he/she/it was being lighted, litthey were being lighted, lit
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been lighted, litwe had been lighted, lit
you had been lighted, lityou had been lighted, lit
he/she/it had been lighted, litthey had been lighted, lit
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be lighted, litwe shall/will be lighted, lit
you will be lighted, lityou will be lighted, lit
he/she/it will be lighted, litthey will be lighted, lit
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been lighted, litwe shall/will have been lighted, lit
you will have been lighted, lityou will have been lighted, lit
he/she/it will have been lighted, litthey will have been lighted, lit

light

noun
SingularPlural
Common caselightlights
Possessive caselight'slights'

light

adjective
Positive degreelight
Comparative degreelighter
Superlative degreelightest