HyperDic: lighter

English > 4 senses of the word lighter:
NOUNsubstancelighter, igniter, ignitora substance used to ignite or kindle a fire / fire
artifactlighter, light, igniter, ignitora device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
artifactlighter, barge, flatboat, hoya flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
VERBmotionlightertransport in a flatbottom boat
lighter > pronunciation
Soundslay'ter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > lighter: 4 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA substance used to ignite or kindle a fire / fire.
Synonymsigniter, ignitor
Narrowerfirelighter(a piece of) a substance that burns easily and can be used to start a coal or coke fire
kindling, tinder, touchwood, spunk, punkmaterial for starting a fire / fire
punkSubstance that smolders when ignited
BroaderfuelA substance that can be consumed to produce energy
Spanishencendedor, mechero
Catalanencenedor
Verbslightcause to start burning
English > lighter: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires.
Synonymslight, igniter, ignitor
Narrowercigar lighter, cigarette lighter, pocket lighterA lighter / lighter for cigars or cigarettes
fuse, fuze, fusee, fuzee, primer, primingAny igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
match, lucifer, friction matchlighter / lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical
matchA burning piece of wood or cardboard
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishbriquet, encendedor, mechero, yesquero
Catalanencenedor
Verbslightcause to start burning
English > lighter: 4 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals).
Synonymsbarge, flatboat, hoy
NarrowerdredgerA barge (or a vessel resembling a barge) that is used for dredging
houseboatA barge that is designed and equipped for use as a dwelling
pontoon(nautical) a floating structure (as a flat-bottomed boat) that serves as a dock or to support a bridge
scowA barge carrying bulk materials in an open hold
wherry, Norfolk wherrySailing barge used especially in East Anglia
BroaderboatA small vessel for travel on water
Spanishbarca, barcaza, bombo, gabarra, hoy, lanchón, panga
Catalanbarcassa, pastera
Verbslightertransport in a flatbottom boat
English > lighter: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningtransport in a flatbottom boat.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP
BroadertransportMove something or somebody around
Spanishtransportar en chalana
Nounslightera flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
lighteragethe transportation of goods on a lighter
lighteragethe fee charged for carrying goods in lighters

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