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alight

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of alight

  1. 1 filled with much light we approached the clearing, alight with torches, and observed a reenactment of ancient rites by Druids Synonyms ablaze, bright, brightened, illuminated, illumined, light, lightsome, lit (or lighted)Related Words floodlit (also floodlighted), highlighted, spotlighted (or spotlit); ignited, kindled; moonlit, shiny, sunlit, sunny, sunshinyNear Antonyms gloomy, somber (or sombre), sunless; cloudy, murky, obscured, shadowlike, shadowy; gray (also grey), leaden, pale; lightproofAntonyms blackened, dark, darkened, darkish, darkling, dimmed, dusk, dusky, lightless, pitch-black, pitch-dark, tenebrous, unlit

  2. 2 chiefly British  being on fire the pub, one of London's oldest, was completely alight by the time firefighters arrived Synonyms afire, aflame, ablaze [chiefly British], blazing, burning, combusting, conflagrant, fiery, flaming, ignited, inflamed (also enflamed), kindled, lit (or lighted)Related Words aglow, flaring, flickering, glowing, live, smoldering (or smouldering); broiling, hot, piping hot, red-hot, roasting, scalding, scorching, searing, sizzling; burned (or burnt), charred, incinerated, scorched, seared, singedNear Antonyms choked, damped, dead, doused (also dowsed), extinguished, quenched, smothered, snuffed (out), stamped (out), suffocated


alight

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of alight

  1. 1 to come to rest after descending from the air a flock of eight swans circled above, then alighted on the pond Synonyms land, light, perch, roost, settle, touch down Related Words belly-land, crash-land Near Antonyms arise, ascend, climb, rise; float, fly, glide, plane, soar, wing; hang, hover Antonyms blast off, take off

  2. 2 to come down from something (as a vehicle) as she alighted from the coach, she momentarily lost her footing Synonyms descend, disembark, dismount, get down, light Related Words deplane, detrain Near Antonyms board, climb (aboard), get in, mount; enplane (also emplane), entrain Antonyms embark



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