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Definition of ALIGHT

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Alight \A*light"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Alighted}sometimes {Alit}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Alighting}.] [OE. alihten, fr. AS. [=a]l[imac]htan; pref. [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + l[imac]htan, to alight, orig. to render light, to remove a burden from, fr. l[imac]ht, leoht, light. See {Light}, v. i.]
     1. To spring down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback or from a carriage; to dismount. [1913 Webster]

     2. To descend and settle, lodge, rest, or stop; as, a flying bird alights on a tree; snow alights on a roof. [1913 Webster]

     3. To come or chance (upon). [R.]
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Alight \A*light"\, a. [Pref. a- + light.] Lighted; lighted up; in a flame. "The lamps were alight."
     --Dickens.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

115 Moby Thesaurus words for "alight":
     ablaze, afire, aflame, aflicker, aglow, ardent, bathed with light, bespangled, blazing, bright, brightened, burning, candent, candescent, candlelit, climb down, comburent, come down, come in, come to land, conflagrant, crash-land, debark, debus, deplane, descend, detrain, disembark, disemplane, dismount, ditch, dock, downwind, drop, drop anchor, effulgent, enlightened, fall, fiery, firelit, flagrant, flaming, flaring, flickering, fulgent, fuming, gaslit, get down, get off, glowing, go ashore, guttering, ignescent, ignited, illuminated, in a blaze, in a glow, in flames, incandescent, inflamed, irradiate, irradiated, kindled, lamplit, land, lanternlit, level off, light, lighted, lightened, lit, lit up, live, living, luminous, make a landfall, make land, make port, moonlit, moor, on fire, overshoot, pancake, perch, put in, put into port, reach land, reeking, refulgent, roost, scintillant, scintillating, set down, settle, settle down, sit down, smoking, smoldering, spangled, sparking, star-spangled, star-studded, starlit, studded, sunlit, talk down, tie up, tinseled, touch down, tumble, unboat, unextinguished, unhorse, unquenched, upwind


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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