microlight etymology

English word microlight comes from English light, English micro- ((metric units) One millionth.. Very small.)

Detailed word origin of microlight

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
light English (eng) Carrying little. (curling) A stone that is not thrown hard enough. (in the plural, now, rare) Facts; pieces of information; ideas, concepts.. (informal) A cross-light in a double acrostic or triple acrostic.. (painting) The manner in which the light strikes a picture; that part of a picture which represents those objects upon which the light is supposed to fall; the more illuminated part of [...]
micro- English (eng) (metric units) One millionth.. Very small.
microlight English (eng) An ultralight aircraft.

Words with the same origin as microlight

Descendants of light
Auld Licht Maglite lidar lite marriage lite starlit
Descendants of micro-
microbiology microbrew microbrowser microcellular microchip microcrystal microdot microlesioned micromarketing micromercurialism micromesh micromirror micropaleontologic microphage microphone microprocessor microprotrusion microscopy microsculptured microsecond microspotter microsurge microsurgery microwave