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1 : of Alight

2 : of Alight

3 : To spring down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback or from a carriage; to dismount.

4 : To descend and settle, lodge, rest, or stop; as, a flying bird alights on a tree; snow alights on a roof.

5 : To come or chance (upon).

6 : Lighted; lighted up; in a flame.

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1 : Alighted

imp. & p. p.

of Alight

2 : Alighting

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Alight

3 : Alight

v. i.

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

4 : Alight

v. i.

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

5 : Alight

v. i.

To come or chance (upon).

6 : Alight

a.

Lighted; lighted up; in a flame.

This word alight uses (6) total characters with white space

This word alight uses (6) total characters with white out space

This word alight uses 6 unique characters: A G H I L T

Number of all permutations npr for alight word is (720)

Number of all combination ncr for alight word is (720)

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Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Pronunciation
    • 1.2 Etymology 1
      • 1.2.1 Verb
    • 1.3 Etymology 2
      • 1.3.1 Verb
        • 1.3.1.1 Synonyms
        • 1.3.1.2 Translations
    • 1.4 Etymology 3
      • 1.4.1 Verb
    • 1.5 Etymology 4
      • 1.5.1 Alternative forms
      • 1.5.2 Adjective
        • 1.5.2.1 Usage notes
        • 1.5.2.2 Translations

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ə-līt', IPA(key): /əˈlaɪt/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪt

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English alighten, from Old English ālīhtan (to lighten, relieve, alleviate, take off, take away, alight) and Old English ġelīhtan (to lighten, mitigate, assuage), equivalent to a- +‎ light.

Verb[edit]

alight (third-person singular simple present alights, present participle alighting, simple past and past participle alighted)

  1. (transitive) To make light or less heavy; lighten; alleviate.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English alighten, from Old English ālīhtan (to alight, dismount), from prefix ā- (compare with Gothic us-, German er-, originally meaning "out") + līhtan (to alight), and Old English ġelīhtan (to alight, approach, come, come down, dismount), equivalent to a- +‎ light (to dismount).

Verb[edit]

alight (third-person singular simple present alights, present participle alighting, simple past and past participle alighted or alit)

  1. (intransitive, with from) To get off or exit a vehicle or animal; to descend; to dismount.
    He alighted from his horse.
    Passengers are alighting from the carriage
  2. (intransitive, with on) To descend and settle, lodge, rest, or stop.
    A flying bird alights on a tree
    Snow alights on a roof.
  3. (intransitive, followed by "upon") To find by accident
Synonyms[edit]
  • unlight
Translations[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English alighten, from Old English ālīhtan (to light up, enlighten), equivalent to a- +‎ light. Cognate with German erleuchten (to light up, illuminate).

Verb[edit]

alight (third-person singular simple present alights, present participle alighting, simple past and past participle alit or alighted)

  1. (transitive) To light; light up; illuminate.
  2. (transitive) To set light to; light.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Middle English alight, from Old English *ālīhted, past participle of ālīhtan (to alight). See above.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • alighted

Adjective[edit]

alight (not comparable)

  1. Lit, on fire, switched on.
    The sticks were damp and wouldn't catch alight.
  2. (figuratively) Lit; on fire, burning.
    Her face was alight with happiness.
Usage notes[edit]

Used only as a predicative.

Translations[edit]
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