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alight

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 filled with much light
  • we approached the clearing, alight with torches, and observed a reenactment of ancient rites by Druids

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2 chiefly British being on fire
  • the pub, one of London's oldest, was completely alight by the time firefighters arrived

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alight

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Synonyms & Antonyms of alight (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to come to rest after descending from the air
  • a flock of eight swans circled above, then alighted on the pond

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2 to come down from something (as a vehicle)
  • as she alighted from the train, she momentarily lost her footing

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The first known use of alight was before the 12th century

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“Alight.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/alight. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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