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Alight - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Alight' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Alight [ a.]
- Lighted; lighted up; in a flame.
2 . Alight [ v. i.]
- To spring down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback or from a carriage; to dismount.
- To descend and settle, lodge, rest, or stop; as, a flying bird alights on a tree; snow alights on a roof.
- To come or chance (upon).

Meaning of 'Alight' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . alight [ v]
Meaning (1):
- to come to rest, settle
Example in sentence:
  • Misfortune lighted upon him
Meaning (2):
- come down
Example in sentence:
  • the birds alighted
3 . alight [ s]
Meaning (3):
- lighted up by or as by fire or flame
Example in sentence:
  • a night aflare with fireworks;
  • candles alight on the tables;
  • even the car's tires were aflame;
  • forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning;
  • houses on fire