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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. to come to rest, settle;
- Example: "Misfortune lighted upon him"
[syn: alight, light, perch]

2. come down;
- Example: "the birds alighted"
[syn: alight, climb down]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. lighted up by or as by fire or flame;
- Example: "forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning"
- Example: "even the car's tires were aflame"
- Example: "a night aflare with fireworks"
- Example: "candles alight on the tables"
- Example: "houses on fire"
[syn: ablaze(p), afire(p), aflame(p), aflare(p), alight(p), on fire(p)]

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Alight \A*light"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Alightedsometimes Alit; p. pr. & vb. n. Alighting.] [OE. alihten, fr. AS. [=a]l[imac]htan; pref. [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + l[imac]htan, to alight, orig. to render light, to remove a burden from, fr. l[imac]ht, leoht, light. See Light, v. i.] 1. To spring down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback or from a carriage; to dismount. [1913 Webster] 2. To descend and settle, lodge, rest, or stop; as, a flying bird alights on a tree; snow alights on a roof. [1913 Webster] 3. To come or chance (upon). [R.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Alight \A*light"\, a. [Pref. a- + light.] Lighted; lighted up; in a flame. "The lamps were alight." --Dickens. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

alight adj 1: 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" [syn: ablaze(p), afire(p), aflame(p), aflare(p), alight(p), on fire(p)] v 1: to come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him" [syn: alight, light, perch] 2: come down; "the birds alighted" [syn: alight, climb down]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

115 Moby Thesaurus words for "alight": ablaze, afire, aflame, aflicker, aglow, ardent, bathed with light, bespangled, blazing, bright, brightened, burning, candent, candescent, candlelit, climb down, comburent, come down, come in, come to land, conflagrant, crash-land, debark, debus, deplane, descend, detrain, disembark, disemplane, dismount, ditch, dock, downwind, drop, drop anchor, effulgent, enlightened, fall, fiery, firelit, flagrant, flaming, flaring, flickering, fulgent, fuming, gaslit, get down, get off, glowing, go ashore, guttering, ignescent, ignited, illuminated, in a blaze, in a glow, in flames, incandescent, inflamed, irradiate, irradiated, kindled, lamplit, land, lanternlit, level off, light, lighted, lightened, lit, lit up, live, living, luminous, make a landfall, make land, make port, moonlit, moor, on fire, overshoot, pancake, perch, put in, put into port, reach land, reeking, refulgent, roost, scintillant, scintillating, set down, settle, settle down, sit down, smoking, smoldering, spangled, sparking, star-spangled, star-studded, starlit, studded, sunlit, talk down, tie up, tinseled, touch down, tumble, unboat, unextinguished, unhorse, unquenched, upwind