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1. alight

verb. ['əˈlaɪt'] to come to rest, settle.

Synonyms

  • set down
  • light
  • perch

Antonyms

  • win
  • better
  • praise
  • inflate

Etymology

  • alight (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • alighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • alihtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Alight

  • overexcite
  • disinvite
  • semi-height
  • satterwhite
  • reinvite
  • reignite
  • nonwhite
  • forthright
  • de-excite
  • contrite
  • riunite
  • reunite
  • overwrite
  • overnite
  • overnight
  • mcwright
  • mcwhite
  • mcright
  • mcknight
  • mccright
  • macknight
  • enwright
  • despite
  • clevite
  • uptight
  • upright
  • tonite
  • tonight
  • strite
  • streit

Sentences with alight


1. Verb, past participle
The birds alight on the cage and feed through the grid openings.

2. Verb, base form
Otherwise, Statue Cruises will allow you to alight at only one monument.

3. Verb, past tense
Pick or flick off any Japanese beetles that alight on the plant to feed on the flowers.

Quotes about alight


1. Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

2. Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

3. I wonder,” he said, “whether the stars are set alight in heaven so that one day each one of us may find his own again...
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

2. alight

adjective. ['əˈlaɪt'] lighted up by or as by fire or flame.

Synonyms

  • aflame
  • aflare
  • lit
  • ablaze
  • on fire
  • afire

Antonyms

  • dark
  • passionless
  • nonmoving
  • colorless

Etymology

  • alight (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • alighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • alihtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. alight

verb. ['əˈlaɪt'] come down.

Synonyms

  • descend
  • go down
  • come down
  • fall

Antonyms

  • rise
  • stay in place
  • float
  • refrain

Etymology

  • alight (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • alighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • alihtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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