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Words that Rhyme with lighten

2 Syllable Words

breighton, brighten, brighton, criton, frighten, guyton, heighten, iten, knighten, knighton, litan, reitan, reiten, tighten, titan, triton, whiten

3 Syllable Words


Definitions of lighten

v. i. To descend; to light.

v. i. To burst forth or dart, as lightning; to shine with, or like, lightning; to display a flash or flashes of lightning; to flash.

v. i. To grow lighter; to become less dark or lowering; to brighten; to clear, as the sky.

v. t. To make light or clear; to light; to illuminate; as, to lighten an apartment with lamps or gas; to lighten the streets.

v. t. To illuminate with knowledge; to enlighten.

v. t. To emit or disclose in, or as in, lightning; to flash out, like lightning.

v. t. To free from trouble and fill with joy.

v. t. To make lighter, or less heavy; to reduce in weight; to relieve of part of a load or burden; as, to lighten a ship by unloading; to lighten a load or burden.

v. t. To make less burdensome or afflictive; to alleviate; as, to lighten the cares of life or the burden of grief.

v. t. To cheer; to exhilarate.

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