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Synonyms for alight
əˈlaɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ablaze(p), afire(p), aflame(p), aflare(p), alight(p), on fire(p)(verb)

    lighted up by or as by fire or flame

    "forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning"; "even the car's tires were aflame"; "a night aflare with fireworks"; "candles alight on the tables"; "houses on fire"

    Antonyms:
    unlighted, unlit

  2. alight, light, perch(verb)

    to come to rest, settle

    "Misfortune lighted upon him"

    Synonyms:
    fire up, get down, ignite, illumine, illuminate, dismount, perch, get off, climb down, rest, light up, fall, light, unhorse, roost, illume

    Antonyms:
    unlit, unlighted

  3. alight, climb down(verb)

    come down

    "the birds alighted"

    Synonyms:
    perch, climb down, light

    Antonyms:
    unlit, unlighted

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. alight

    Synonyms:
    perch, drop, descend, dismount

    Antonyms:
    mount, ascend, spring, soar, start

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. alight(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    stop or rest (after flight)

  2. alight(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    dismount, descend, get down

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. alight(v)

    Synonyms:
    dismount

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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How to use alight in a sentence?

  1. Vasdev Rai Pratap:

    I didn't know how dangerous the work in the mines is. Had I known, I would never have let him go, they said it took almost a day to dig out his body after the mine collapsed. They cremated him without telling me. I didn't even see my boy before they set him alight.

  2. Nathaniel Hawthorne:

    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.

  3. Nathaniel Hawthorne:

    Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

  4. Nathaniel Hawthorne:

    Happiness is a butterfly which when pursued is just out of grasp... But if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

  5. Henry David Thoreau:

    I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.


Translations for alight

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  • кацам, слизамBulgarian
  • aterrizar, posarse, bajarse, apearseSpanish
  • maha tulema, väljumaEstonian
  • tau, makereMāori
  • płonącyPolish
  • descer, desembarcarPortuguese
  • вы́йти, сияющий, приземляться, спе́шиваться, выходи́ть, светящийся, спе́шитьсяRussian
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