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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 of alight ablaze, bright, brightened, illuminated, illumined, light, lightsome, lit (or lighted)Words Related to alight floodlit (also floodlighted), highlighted, spotlighted (or spotlit); ignited, kindled; moonlit, shiny, sunlit, sunny, sunshinyNear Antonyms of alight gloomy, somber (or sombre), sunless; cloudy, murky, obscured, shadowlike, shadowy; gray (also grey), leaden, pale; lightproofAntonyms of alight 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 of alight afire, aflame, ablaze [chiefly British], blazing, burning, combusting, conflagrant, fiery, flaming, ignited, inflamed (also enflamed), kindled, lit (or lighted)Words Related to alight 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 of alight 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 of alight land, light, perch, roost, settle, touch down Words Related to alight belly-land, crash-land Near Antonyms of alight arise, ascend, climb, rise; float, fly, glide, plane, soar, wing; hang, hover Antonyms of alight 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 of alight descend, disembark, dismount, get down, light Words Related to alight deplane, detrain Near Antonyms of alight board, climb (aboard), get in, mount; enplane (also emplane), entrain Antonyms of alight embark



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