KJV Dictionary Definition: lightly


LIGHTLY, adv. li'tely.

1. With little weight; as, to tread lightly; to press lightly.

2. Without deep impression.

The soft ideas of the cheerful note, lightly received, were easily forgot.

3. Easily; readily; without difficulty; of course.

4. Without reason, or for reasons of little weight.

Flatter not the rich, neither do thou willingly or lightly appear before great personages.

5. Without dejection; cheerfully.

Bid that welcome which comes to punish us, and we punish it, seeming to bear it lightly.

6. Not chastely; wantonly.

7. Nimbly; with agility; not heavily or tardily.

He led me lightly o'er the stream.

8. Gaily; airily; with levity; without heed or care.