Definition of Alight in English :

Define Alight in English

Alight meaning in English

Meaning of Alight in English

Pronunciation of Alight in English

Alight pronunciation in English

Pronounce Alight in English


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1. alight, light, perch

to come to rest, settle

Example Sentences:
'Misfortune lighted upon him'

2. alight, climb down

come down

Example Sentences:
'the birds alighted'


3. ablaze, afire, aflame, aflare, alight, on fire

lighted up by or as by fire or flame

Example Sentences:
'forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning'
'even the car's tires were aflame'
'a night aflare with fireworks'
'candles alight on the tables'
'houses on fire'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verbWord forms: alights, alighting, alighted or alit (intransitive)
1. (usually foll by from)
to step out (of) or get down (from)
to alight from a taxi
to come to rest; settle; land
a thrush alighted on the wall
adjective, adverb (postpositive)
burning; on fire
illuminated; lit up

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verb intransitiveWord forms: aˈlighted or aˈlit, aˈlighting
to get down or off; dismount
to come down after flight; descend and settle
3.  Rare
to come (on or upon) accidentally
lighted; burning
lighted up

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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intr.v. a·light·ed or a·lit (ə-lĭt), a·light·ing, a·lights
1. To come down and settle, as after flight: "A swarm of black birds flew across the road and alighted in a pecan tree" (Ernest J. Gaines).
2. To get down, as from a vehicle; dismount: The queen alighted from the carriage.
3. To come by chance: alight on a happy solution.
1. Burning; lighted: The discarded match was still alight.
2. Illuminated: The sky was alight with millions of stars.

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