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English adjective: alight

1. alight lighted up by or as by fire or flame


SamplesForests 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.


Synonymsablaze, afire, aflame, aflare, on fire


Similarlighted, lit


Antonymsunlighted, unlit


English verb: alight

1. alight (motion) to come to rest, settle


SamplesMisfortune lighted upon him.


Synonymslight, perch


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)land, set down

2. alight (motion) come down


SamplesThe birds alighted.


Synonymsclimb down


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down









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