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lights \lights\ (l[imac]ts), n. pl. [So called from their lightness.] The lungs of an animal or bird; -- sometimes coarsely applied to the lungs of a human being.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"the lungs," c.1200, literally "the light (in weight) organs," from light (adj.1); also see lung. Obsolete now except in phrases like to knock (someone's) lights out.


n. 1 (plural of light English) 2 The lungs, now only of an animal (being lighter than adjacent parts). vb. (en-third-person singular of: light)

Lights (Brigade album)

Lights is the debut studio album by the English alternative rock band Brigade. It was produced by Joe Gibb and released on 29 May 2006 through independent label Mighty Atom Records.

Lights (Archive album)

Lights is the fifth album by British trip hop progressive and alternative group Archive, released in 2006.

Lights (musician)

Lights (born Valerie Anne Poxleitner; April 11, 1987) is a Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter. Some of her notable singles include " Drive My Soul", " February Air", " Ice", " Second Go", " Toes", and " Up We Go". Lights tours extensively to support her recordings. In 2009, she was awarded the Juno Award for New Artist of the Year.

Starting in early 2008, Lights toured cities in the Great Lakes region, in both Canada and the United States. In late 2008, she toured the United States. In August 2008, Lights signed a record deal with Toronto-based label Underground Operations. She also signed an American partnership deal with Warner Bros. along with Doghouse Records. She toured from January–May 2010 with contemporary synthpop artist Owl City in Canada, the United States, and Europe.

Lights won Indie Awards in the Favourite Solo Artist and Astral Media Radio Favourite Single categories during Canadian Music Week in March 2009 in Toronto. She won the Best New Artist Awards in the Hot AC and CHR categories. All awards were for her debut single " Drive My Soul," except the award for Favourite Solo Artist. In November 2010, her debut album The Listening was given a gold certification by the Canadian Recording Industry Association for sales of 40,000 units.

Lights (cigarette type)

Cigarettes labeled as “Lights,” “Milds,” or “Low-tar,” are considered to have a “lighter,” less pronounced flavour than regular cigarettes. These cigarette brands may also contain lower levels of tar, nicotine, or other chemicals inhaled by the smoker. However, the scientific evidence is that switching from regular to light or low-tar cigarettes does not reduce the health risks of smoking or lower the smoker’s exposure to the nicotine, tar, and carcinogens present in cigarette smoke.

The filter design, which may include perforated holes, is one of the main differences between light and regular cigarettes. In some light cigarettes, the filter is perforated with small holes that theoretically diffuse the tobacco smoke with clean air. In regular cigarettes, the filter does not include these perforations. In ultra-light cigarettes, the filter’s perforations are larger, and in theory, these larger holes produce an even smaller smoke to air ratio.

Usage of descriptors such as "light" or "mild" has had been banned in the European Union, Malaysia, Philippines and the U.S. Tobacco manufacturers in some countries with this type of legislation are turning to colour-coding to allow consumers to differentiate between regular and light brands.

Lights (EP)

Lights is the self-titled debut extended play (EP) by Canadian recording artist Lights, released on iTunes on July 24, 2008. It was released physically on September 16, 2008.

Lights (Journey song)

"Lights" is a song recorded by American rock band Journey and written by Steve Perry and Neal Schon, released in 1978.

Lights (offal)

__NOTOC__ Lights are the lungs of game or livestock as used in cooking and butchery. Although technically offal, lights are rarely used in English-speaking culinary traditions, with the exception of the Scottish national dish haggis.

In Malaysia, slices of beef lights (paru, literally "lung" in Malay) are coated in flour and turmeric powder, deep-fried, and sold in packets at street markets. These are a very popular snack eaten with chilli sauce and a dash of vinegar.

Bopis (bópiz in Spanish) is a piquant Philippine dish of pork or beef lungs and heart sautéed in tomatoes, chilies and onions.

Lights (Ellie Goulding album)

Lights is the debut studio album by English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding, released on 26 February 2010 by Polydor Records. Goulding collaborated with several producers on the album, including Starsmith, Fraser T Smith, Frankmusik, Richard "Biff" Stannard, Ash Howes, Liam Howe, Fred Falke and Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett. The album received generally positive reviews from music critics, who complimented Goulding's electronic edge, while less favourable reviews felt the sound was generic. Lights debuted atop the UK Albums Chart with first-week sales of 36,854 copies. In North America, the album charted at number 21 in the United States and number 66 in Canada. It spawned four singles: " Under the Sheets", " Starry Eyed", " Guns and Horses" and " The Writer".

The album was re-released on 29 November 2010 under the title Bright Lights, including six new tracks. It produced two additional singles—a cover of Elton John's " Your Song", which peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart and became Goulding's second highest-charting single in the UK, and " Lights", which reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Goulding's most successful single in the US. Following the reissue, the album saw a surge in sales in both the UK and Ireland. On 8 March 2011, the album was released in the United States with two songs removed and featuring three songs that were previously not available on the original version, but were included on the Bright Lights reissue.

Lights (Ellie Goulding song)

"Lights" is a song by English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding from Bright Lights (2010), the reissue of her debut studio album, Lights (2010). Written by Goulding, Richard Stannard and Ash Howes, the song was inspired by Goulding's childhood fear of the dark. It was released on 13 March 2011 as the album's sixth single overall, and second from Bright Lights. Originally a bonus track on the UK and German iTunes edition of Lights, the song was re-edited for inclusion on Bright Lights in late 2010, serving as the single version.

"Lights" received positive reviews from most music critics, who praised the song's production and Goulding's "ethereal" vocals. The song was also a commercial success, reaching the top 20 in several countries. In the United States, "Lights" was a sleeper hit, reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100 after 33 weeks on the chart, and becoming one of the few songs to have spent more than a year on the Hot 100. The song has been certified five-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Usage examples of "lights".

Dottie stood up from her hiding place behind an overturned sofa across the room, and made her way across the smashed lights and broken video equipment to his side, absently reloading from her bandoleer.