Lightless Light"less, a. Destitute of light; dark. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • lightless — O.E. leohtleas; see LIGHT (Cf. light) (n.) + LESS (Cf. less) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lightless — adjective 1. giving no light lightless stars visible only to radio antennae • Similar to: ↑invisible, ↑unseeable • Derivationally related forms: ↑lightlessness 2. without illumination came up the lightless stairs …   Useful english dictionary

  • lightless — adjective Lacking light; unilluminated I cant stand much of this, said Hurstwood, whose legs ached him painfully, as he sat down upon the miserable bunk in the small, lightless chamber allotted to him …   Wiktionary

  • lightless — Ⅰ. light [1] ► NOUN 1) the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible; electromagnetic radiation from about 390 to 740 nm in wavelength. 2) a source of illumination. 3) a device producing a flame or spark. 4) (lights) traffic… …   English terms dictionary

  • lightless — adjective Date: before 12th century 1. receiving no light ; dark 2. giving no light …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lightless — lightlessness, n. /luyt lis/, adj. 1. without light or lights; receiving no light; dark. 2. giving no light. [bef. 1000; ME lihtles, OE leohtleas. See LIGHT1, LESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • lightless — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unilluminated, dusky, without light; see black 1 , dark 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • lightless — adj dark, pitch dark, dark as night, nightly, nightlike, unlighted, unlit, unilluminated, aphotic, tenebrous, obscure, Literary. darkling; black, black as ink, inky, pitchy, jetblack, nigrescent; ill lighted, poorly lit, dim, dull, faint, dusky,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • lightless — light·less …   English syllables

  • lightless — light•less [[t]ˈlaɪt lɪs[/t]] adj. 1) without light or lights; dark 2) giving no light • Etymology: bef. 1000 light′less•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

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