Definition of Light-footed

1. Adjective. (of movement) having a light and springy step. "A light-footed girl"

Similar to: Light, Lightsome, Tripping
Antonyms: Heavy-footed



Definition of Light-footed

1. Adjective. Fleet, swift, not plodding, capable of running spritely. ¹

2. Verb. (past of light-foot), ran. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Light-footed

liggings
light
light(a)
light-activated resin
light-adapted eye
light-armed
light-blue
light-bulb
light-colored
light-cured resin
light-duty
light-duty vehicle
light-emitting diode
light-emitting diodes
light-fingered
light-footed (current term)
light-green
light-haired
light-handed
light-handedly
light-headed
light-headedly
light-headedness
light-hearted
light-heartedly
light-horseman
light-ion fusion
light-legged
light-minded
light-mindedness

Literary usage of Light-footed

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1. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1851)
"... the light-footed steed of the pen has not found permission to proceed on the plain of prolixity."—Ibid. " THE Jonas of day descends into the belly of ..."

2. The Tyro's Greek and English Lexicon: Or a Compendium in English of the by John Jones, Christian Tobias Damm, Friedrich Wilhelm Struz, Johann Friedrich Schleusner, Johann Schweighäuser (1825)
"... oí/, having beautiful ancles, light-footed, fair and airy, II. i. 553. fairly bright, Hipp. .... lightfooted ..."

3. Dwight's Journal of Music: A Paper of Art and Literature by John Sullivan Dwight (1880)
"With rapture heavy-laden, My heart beats wild and high, When she, light-footed maiden, With airy step float» by ! A veil of dazzling whiteness About her ..."

4. The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War by Stephen Crane (1900)
"It appeared that two light- footed soldiers had been teasing a huge, ... One of the light-footed soldiers turned upon him red-faced and violent. ..."

5. Dwight's Journal of Music: A Paper of Art and Literature by John Sullivan Dwight (1871)
"When she, light-footed mai Icn, With airy step floats hy ! Narcissus flowers, and roses, Around her robe are twining ; Its purple hem discloses Her foot, ..."

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