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Definition 1: a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where lighter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • do you have a light?

Synonyms for lighter in the sense of this definition

(lighter is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of lighter ) a lighter for cigars or cigarettes

(... is a kind of lighter ) any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant

(... is a kind of lighter ) lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction

"he always carries matches to light his pipe" "as long you've a lucifer to light your fag"

(... is a kind of lighter ) a burning piece of wood or cardboard

"if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"

Definition 2: a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for lighter in the sense of this definition

(lighter is a kind of ...) a small vessel for travel on water

(... is a kind of lighter ) a barge (or a vessel resembling a barge) that is used for dredging

(... is a kind of lighter ) a barge that is designed and equipped for use as a dwelling

(... is a kind of lighter ) (nautical) a floating structure (as a flat-bottomed boat) that serves as a dock or to support a bridge

(... is a kind of lighter ) a barge carrying bulk materials in an open hold

(... is a kind of lighter ) sailing barge used especially in East Anglia

Definition 3: a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for lighter in the sense of this definition

(lighter is a kind of ...) a substance that can be consumed to produce energy

"more fuel is needed during the winter months" "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"

(... is a kind of lighter ) (a piece of) a substance that burns easily and can be used to start a coal or coke fire

(... is a kind of lighter ) material for starting a fire

(... is a kind of lighter ) substance that smolders when ignited; used to light fuses (especially fireworks)

Definition 4: transport in a flatbottom boat - [verb of motion]

(lighter is a kind of ...) move something or somebody around; usually over long distances

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