Lighter Light"er (l[imac]t"[~e]r), n. One who, or that which, lights; as, a lighter of lamps. [1913 Webster]

{cigarette lighter} A small portable device which produces a flame when a button is pushed, carried on the person to allow one to light cigarettes conveniently, and taking the place of a match. It may have a reservoir of liquid fuel conveyed by a wick, or may contain compressed butane as the fuel. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lighter — lighter1 [līt′ər] n. a person or thing, as a mechanical or electrical device, that lights something or starts it burning [a cigarette lighter; charcoal lighter] lighter2 [līt′ər] n. [LME < MDu lichter < lichten, to make light, unload <… …   English World dictionary

  • Lighter — Light er, v. t. To convey by a lighter, as to or from the shore; as, to lighter the cargo of a ship. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lighter — Light er, n. [D. ligter, fr. ligt light. See {Light} not heavy.] (Naut.) A large boat or barge, mainly used in unloading or loading vessels which can not reach the wharves at the place of shipment or delivery. [1913 Webster] {Lighter screw} (Mach …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lighter — Ⅰ. lighter [1] ► NOUN ▪ a device producing a small flame, used to light cigarettes. Ⅱ. lighter [2] ► NOUN ▪ a flat bottomed barge used to transfer goods to and from ships in harbour. ORIGIN from LIGHT …   English terms dictionary

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  • lighter — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ cigarette ▪ butane, gas, petrol (BrE) ▪ gold, silver ▪ disposable …   Collocations dictionary

  • lighter — (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Boat] Syn. craft, barge, keel; see boat . 2. [Mechanical igniter] Syn. cigarette lighter, cigar lighter, pipe lighter, igniter, flame; see also light 3 , match 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • Lighter — Light Light, a. [Compar. {Lighter} (l[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Lightest}.] [OE. light, liht, AS. l[=i]ht, le[ o]ht; akin to D. ligt, G. leicht, OHG. l[=i]hti, Icel. l[=e]ttr, Dan. let, Sw. l[ a]tt, Goth. leihts, and perh. to L. levis (cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lighter — lighter1 /luy teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that lights or ignites. 2. a mechanical device used in lighting cigarettes, cigars, or pipes for smoking. [1545 55; LIGHT1 + ER1] lighter2 /luy teuhr/, n. 1. a large, open, flat bottomed barge, used… …   Universalium

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