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alight

verb

1 alight

To come to rest, settle.

synonyms: light, perch.

Roget 265: be quiescent etc. adj.; stand still, lie still; keep quiet, repose, hold the breath.    remain, stay; stand, lie to, ride at anchor, remain in situ, ... show more

Roget 306: descend; go down, drop down, come down; fall, gravitate, drop, slip, slide, rappel, settle; plunge, plummet, ... show more

Roget 267: sail; put to sea etc. (depart) 293; take ship, get under way; set sail, spread sail, spread canvas; gather way, have way on; make sail, ... show more

Roget 292: arrive; get to, come to; come; reach, attain; come up with, come up to; overtake, make, fetch; complete etc. 729; ... show more



2 alight

Come down:
— The birds alighted.

synonym: climb down.

adjective

1 alight

Lighted up by or as by fire or flame:
— Candles alight on the tables.

synonyms: ablaze, afire, aflame, aflare, on fire.

Roget 382: hot, warm, mild, genial, tepid, lukewarm, unfrozen; thermal, thermic; calorific; fervent, fervid; ardent; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: 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 ... show more.

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