What does alight mean?

Definitions for alight
əˈlaɪtalight

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word alight.

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"

  2. alight, light, perch(verb)

    to come to rest, settle

    "Misfortune lighted upon him"

  3. alight, climb down(verb)

    come down

    "the birds alighted"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alight(verb)

    to spring down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback or from a carriage; to dismount

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + light.]

  2. Alight(verb)

    to descend and settle, lodge, rest, or stop; as, a flying bird alights on a tree; snow alights on a roof

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + light.]

  3. Alight(verb)

    to come or chance (upon)

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + light.]

  4. Alight(adj)

    lighted; lighted up; in a flame

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + light.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alight

    a-līt′, v.i. to come down, as from a horse (from): to descend: to land anywhere (upon): to fall upon. [A.S. alíhtan, to come down. See Light, v.]

  2. Alight

    a-līt′, adj. on fire: lighted up. [a, on, and Light. See Light, n.]

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How to say alight in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alight in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of alight in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Zeg Choudhry:

    Oil is the major drag at the moment. In a normal environment, when we see China data as good as what we had over the weekend, that would set the market alight, the pressure on crude is the noose around our neck at the moment.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Zeg Choudhry:

    In a normal environment, when we see China data as good as what we had over the weekend, that would set the market alight, the pressure on crude is the noose around our neck at the moment.

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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
  • Chinese

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