Lighter definitions

lī'tər
One that ignites or kindles.
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A mechanical device for lighting a cigarette, cigar, or pipe.
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A large flatbottom barge, especially one used to deliver or unload goods to or from a cargo ship or transport goods over short distances.
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To convey (cargo) in a lighter.
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A person or thing, as a mechanical or electrical device, that lights something or starts it burning.

A cigarette lighter, charcoal lighter.

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A large, open barge used chiefly to load or unload ships anchored in a harbor.
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To transport (goods) in a lighter.
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Comparative form of light: more light.

I prefer a lighter shade of pink.

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One who, or that which, lights.

A lighter of lamps.

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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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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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To transfer cargo or fuel from a ship, lightening it to make its draft less or to make it easier to refloat.
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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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Origin of lighter

Middle English perhaps from lighten to make less heavy from Old English līhtan legwh- in Indo-European roots