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Definition of the adjective alight

What does alight mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. lighted up by or as by fire or flame
    • example: candles alight on the tables
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • synonyms of alight: ablaze / afire / aflame / aflare / on fire
    • similar: lighted / lit

Alternative definition of the adjective alight

adjective

  1. Lit; on fire, switched on.
  2. [figuratively] Lit; on fire, burning.

Definition of the verb alight

What does alight mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections:

 simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
 alightedalightedalightingalights
 alitalitalightingalights

  1. to come to rest, settle
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of alight: light / perch
    • more generic terms: land / set down = reach or come to rest
  2. come down
    • example: the birds alighted
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of alight: climb down
    • more generic terms: come down / descend / fall / go down = move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

Alternative definition of the verb alight

verb

  1. [intransitive, with [term, from]] To spring down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback or from a carriage; to dismount.
  2. [intransitive, with [term, on]] To descend and settle, lodge, rest, or stop.
  3. [intransitive] To come or chance (upon).

Group

Alight is a musical group.

Music

"Alight" is a musical album of Safa.

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Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

ALIGHT". Active alihran, Sax. to alight, lighten, to light. Hence by inference, to descend from a carriage; to dismount; discontinue a journey temporarily or altogether; to come down; ...

Google previewA Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1885)

by Walter William Skeat

alight (1), to descend from. (E.) M. E. alihten, to alight from horseback ; which stands for oflihten, the prefix ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

alight. fires of curiosity« about language, and children would ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Pleading and Practice (1902)

Under the Codes and Practice Acts, at Common Law, in Equity and in Criminal Cases

In an action against a street-railway company as a common carrier to recover damages for an injury to the plaintifl, a passenger, caused by starting the car as the plaintifl' attempted to alight, the west side, where the liability of the company is ...

Google previewEtymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of Difficult Words (1882)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Light, to alight, lit [light'-ed], ( past ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1883)

by Popular encyclopedia

situated near large sheets of water, lest the bees, overcome by cold or fatigue, should be forced to alight on them, or be carried down on them by the winds, and so perish. The hives should face the south or smith-east. They should be placed ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Urdū, Classical Hindī, and English (1884)

by John Thompson Platts

\ } 'to alight, to descend.' ko) s f A ...

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb alight:

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Alight Meaning

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Quotes about Alight

Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
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Scrabble value of A1L1I1G2H4T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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