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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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