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    alight - Dictionary definition and meaning for word alight

    (verb) to come to rest, settle
    Synonyms : light , perch
    Example Sentence
    • Misfortune lighted upon him
    (verb) come down
    Synonyms : climb down
    Example Sentence
    • the birds alighted
    (adj) lighted up by or as by fire or flame
    Synonyms : ablaze , afire , aflame , aflare , on fire
    Example Sentence
    • 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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for alight

opposite of flight

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