3 / laIt; laIt/ adj (-er, -est)
easy to lift or move; not heavy 轻的; 不重的: He's lost a lot of weight: he's three kilos lighter than he used to be. 他体重减了很多, 比以前轻了三公斤. * Carry this bag it's the lightest. 拿这个袋子吧--这个最轻.
[esp attrib 尤作定语] of less than average weight （比平均重量）轻的: This coat is light but very warm. 这件大衣很轻但非常暖和. * light shoes, clothing, ie for summer wear 轻便的鞋﹑ 衣物（夏季穿用的） * The old bridge can only be used by light vehicles. 那座旧桥只能通行轻型车辆. * a light aircraft 轻型飞机.
(following ns 用於名词之後) less than the expected weight （比预期的）轻的, 分量不足的: This sack of potatoes is five kilos light. 这袋土豆少五公斤.
[esp attrib 尤作定语] gentle; delicate 轻柔的; 轻巧的: a light tap on the shoulder, a light patter of rain on the window 在肩上轻轻的一拍﹑ 雨点在窗户上的轻柔拍打声 * a light knock on the door, ie not loud 轻轻的敲门声 * be light on one's feet, ie agile or nimble 步履轻快.
[esp attrib 尤作定语] (a) easy to carry out or perform 容易做的; 易为的: Since her accident she can only do light work. 她出事以後只能做轻活儿了. * take a little light exercise 做轻微的运动. (b) easy to understand 易懂的: I took some light reading (eg a thriller) for the train journey. 我带上一些轻松的读物乘火车时消遣. * light music, comedy, entertainment, ie not serious or difficult 轻音乐﹑ 轻喜剧﹑ 轻松的娱乐活动.
easy to bear; not severe 容易承受的; 不严厉的: The company was fined 1000, which critics said was too light. 公司被罚1000英镑, 论者称惩处过轻. * a light attack of flu 轻度流感.
not intense 不猛烈的: The wind is very light. 风很小. * Trading on the Stock Exchange was light today. 证券交易所今日交投平平. * light showers of rain 小阵雨.
[esp attrib 尤作定语] not dense 稀少的: light traffic 来往车辆稀少 * The river was visible through a light mist. 透过薄雾那河隐约可见. * This plant will only grow in light (ie sandy) soil. 这种植物在轻质土壤中才能生长.
(a) (of meals) small in quantity （指饭食）少量的: a light snack, supper, etc 小吃﹑ 少量的晚餐. (b) (of food) that is easy to digest （指食物）易消化的, 清淡的: a light pudding 易消化的布丁 * Her souffles are always so light. 她烤的蛋奶酥总是这麽清淡.
[attrib 作定语] (of sleep) not deep （指睡眠）不沉的, 不熟的: Please don't make any noise my mother's a very light sleeper, ie wakes easily. 请安静--我母亲睡觉睡不实.
[esp attrib 尤作定语] (of drinks) low in alcohol （指饮料）酒精含量低的, 淡的: light ale 淡味麦芽啤酒 * a light white wine 低度白葡萄酒.
[esp attrib 尤作定语] cheerful; free from worry 愉快的; 无忧无虑的: with a light heart 轻松愉快地.
(idm 习语) (as) ,light as `air/as a `feather very light 很轻. light re`lief words or actions that relax tension or relieve concentration 使人轻松或松弛的言语或行动: His humour provided some welcome light relief. 他的幽默可使人松了一口气. make light of sth treat sth as unimportant 对某事物等闲视之: He made light of his injury, ie said it was not serious. 他对自己的伤不以为意. make light work of sth do sth with little effort 不费力做某事: We made light work of the tidying up. 我们做整理工作轻而易举. many hands make light `work => hand1.
> light adv with little luggage or possessions (used esp in the expression shown) 轻装地（尤用於以下示例）: travel light 轻装旅行.
1 in a light manner 轻轻地; 轻巧地.
2 without serious consideration 轻率地; 不严肃地: Marriage is not something to be undertaken lightly. 婚姻大事不可掉以轻心.
3 (idm 习语) get off `lightly/`cheaply (infml 口) escape serious punishment or inconvenience 逃过重罚或麻烦事.
lightness n [U]: great lightness of touch, eg when playing the piano 极轻的一触（如弹奏钢琴）.
# ,light-`fingered adj (infml 口) in the habit of stealing (esp small) things 惯行扒窃的; （尤指）小偷小 摸的.
,light-`headed adj feeling slightly faint or dizzy 眩晕的. ,light-`headedly adv. ,light-`headedness n [U].
,light-`hearted adj (a) without cares; cheerful 无忧无虑的; 轻松愉快的. (b) (derog 贬) not serious or sensible enough; casual 漫不经心的; 随便的. ,light-`heartedly adv. ,light-`heartedness n [U].
,light-`heavyweight n boxer weighing between 72.5 and 79.5 kg, next above middleweight 次重量级拳击手（体重为72.5和79.5公斤之间者, 在中量级之上）.
,light `industry industry producing small consumer goods or components 轻工业.
`lightweight n, adj 1 (boxer) weighing between 57 and 61 kg, next above featherweight 轻量级的（拳击手）（体重在57和61公斤之间, 在次轻量级之上）: the European lightweight champion 欧洲轻量级拳击冠军. 2 (infml 口) (person or thing) of little influence or importance 无足轻重的（人或物）: a political lightweight 政治上的无名之辈 * a lightweight news item 不重要的消息.