• (GA) IPA: /ˈlaɪtɚ/, [ˈlaɪɾɚ]
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈlaɪtə/
  1. comparative form of light
    I prefer a lighter shade of pink.

lighter (plural lighters)

  1. One who, or that which, lights.
    a lighter of lamps
  2. A small, reusable handheld device for creating fire, especially for lighting cigarettes.
    Cigarette in mouth, he clutched his pockets in search of a lighter.
Translations Noun

lighter (plural lighters)

  1. A flat-bottomed boat for carrying heavy loads across short distances (especially for canals or for loading or unloading larger boats).
Translations Verb

lighter (lighters, present participle lightering; past and past participle lightered)

  1. To transfer cargo or fuel from a ship, lightening it to make its draft less or to make it easier to refloat.
  1. comparative form of light
    What happened? You look 10 lbs. lighter!
    I wish I'd thrown a lighter punch; he's out cold.

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