alight definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To come down and settle, as after trip: a sparrow alighting on a branch.
    • for down, as from a car; dismount: The queen alighted through the carriage.
    • in the future by possibility: alight on a happy answer.
    • To spring down, get down, or descend, because from on horseback or from a carriage; to dismount.
    • To descend and settle, lodge, rest, or end
    • To come or risk (upon).
  • adjective:
    • Burning; lighted: The discarded match had been however alight.
    • Illuminated: The sky ended up being alight with countless stars.
    • Lit, unstoppable, started up.
    • Lit; unstoppable, burning.
    • Lighted; lighted up; in a flame.
    • lighted up by or as by fire or flame
  • verb:
    • which will make light or less hefty; lighten; relieve.
    • To spring straight down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback or from a carriage; to dismount.
    • To descend and settle, lodge, rest, or end.
    • in the future or risk (upon).
    • To light; light up; illuminate.
    • To set light to; light.
    • to come quickly to rest, settle
    • come-down
  • others:
    • To light; light up; illuminate.
    • setting light to; light (a fire, lamp, etc.).
    • given light; lighted up; illuminated.
    • In order to make light or less hefty; lighten; alleviate.
    • to obtain down or descend, as from horseback or from a carriage; dismount.
    • To settle or lodge after descending: because, a bird alights on a tree; snowfall alights on a roof.
    • To fall (upon); come (upon) unintentionally, or without design; light: as, to alight on a particular passageway in a book, or on a particular fact; to alight on an uncommon plant.

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