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

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opposite of flight
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