HyperDic: alight

English > 3 senses of the word alight:
VERBmotionalight, light, perchto come to rest, settle
motionalight, climb downcome down
ADJECTIVEallalight, ablaze, afire, aflame, aflare, on firelighted up by or as by fire or flame
alight > pronunciation
Soundsahlay't
Rhymesacolyte ... write: 181 rhymes with ayt...
English > alight: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaninglighted up by or as by fire or flame.
Example "candles alight on the tables"
Synonymsablaze, afire, aflame, aflare, on fire
Broaderlighted, litset afire or burning
Spanishardiendo, ardiente, encendido
Catalanardent, encès
English > alight: 3 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTo come to rest, settle.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymslight, perch
Broaderland, set downreach or come to rest
Spanishencaramarse, posarse
Catalanencimbellar-se, parar-se, posar
English > alight: 3 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningCome down.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"the birds alighted"
Synonymclimb down
Broaderdescend, fall, go down, come downMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
Spanishapearse

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