lighter lighter  /ˈlaɪ tər/


  1. (n) a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
  2. (n) a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
  3. (n) a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
  4. (v) transport in a flatbottom boat



  1. Fiberglass was the '50s carbon fiber tough, versatile, lighter than steel and more affordable than aluminum.
  2. This is notably ironic, since the car's creator the smooth-talking Malcolm Bricklin didn't include an ashtray or lighter in the car, to discourage smoking.
  3. Furthermore, the vehicles have to be lighter to do all the off-road patrols required in Afghanistan.


  1. Lighter accident leaves Lehigh family homeless

    A Lehigh Acres family is homeless after a 5-year-old boy started a fire while playing with a lighter.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC 2 Fort Myers

  2. Ariel Winter Goes Blond! Modern Family Star Ditches Brunette Hair for Lighter Locks

    Ariel Winter has gone blond! The Modern Family star stepped out in L.A.'s Studio City neighborhood yesterday sporting a hair color that's a lot lighter than her normally brunette...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: E! Online

  3. Kata Robata’s creative sushi a lighter summer treat

    Now that summer is here, lighter food is definitely at the top of my list. Creative sushi rolls are one of my favorite meals. They’re full of flavor but usually not chockfull of calories and fats.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Greater Houston Weekly

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  1. "If I would have been 10 to 15 pounds lighter, I would have been moving a little better, my defense would have been better," Jackson said. "A lot of things would have been better. So when he told me that, I definitely agreed with him."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Stephen Jackson Source: The Associated Press

  2. "If everyone is not included, you set up the possible risk that certain countries will gain economic advantage from being included or not included, so the burden is much lighter if we all contribute. If some contribute or some contribute...
    on Nov 15, 2009 By: Stephen Harper Source: Vancouver Sun

  3. "It's all in the timing," Meloni says, "the rhythm of the words and the body. If you can do it _ if you understand it and have the physical control _ it's really magical. Comedy is a lighter load for me to carry," he says, quickly adding,...
    on Sep 9, 2008 By: Christopher Meloni Source: FOXNews

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