1. Verb.  (transitive) To start (a fire).
  2. Verb.  (transitive) To set fire to.
  3. Verb.  (transitive) To illuminate.
  4. Noun.  (uncountable) The natural medium emanating from the sun and other very hot sources (now recognised as electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength of 400-750 nm), within which vision is possible.
  5. Noun.  A source of illumination.
  6. Noun.  Spiritual or mental illumination; enlightenment, useful information.
  7. Noun.  (context, in the plural) Facts. pieces of information; ideas, concepts.
  8. Noun.  A notable person within a specific field or discipline.
  9. Noun.  A point of view, or aspect from which a concept, person or thing is regarded.
  10. Noun.  A flame or something used to create fire.
  11. Noun.  A window, or space for a window in architecture.
  12. Noun.  The series of squares reserved for the answer to a crossword clue.
  13. Noun.  (informal) A cross-light in a double acrostic or triple acrostic.
  14. Adjective.  having light.
  15. Adjective.  pale in colour.
  16. Adjective.  (context, of coffee) served with extra milk or cream.
  17. Adjective.  Of low weight; not heavy.
  18. Adjective.  Lightly-built; designed for speed or small loads.
  19. Adjective.  Gentle; having little force or momentum.
  20. Adjective.  Low in fat, calories, alcohol, salt, etc.
  21. Adjective.  Unimportant, trivial, having little value or significance.
  22. Adjective.  (rail transport, of a locomotive) travelling with no carriages, wagons attached.
  23. Adjective.  (obsolete) Unchaste, wanton.
  24. Adverb.  Carrying little.
  25. Noun.  (curling) A stone that is not thrown hard enough.
  26. Verb.  (nautical) To unload a ship, or to jettison material to make it lighter.
  27. Verb.  To find by chance.
  28. Verb.  (archaic) To alight.

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