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Definition 1: come down - [verb of motion]

Samples where alight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the birds alighted

Synonyms for alight in the sense of this definition

(alight is a kind of ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

Definition 2: to come to rest, settle - [verb of motion]

Samples where alight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Misfortune lighted upon him

Synonyms for alight in the sense of this definition

(alight is a kind of ...) reach or come to rest

"The bird landed on the highest branch" "The plane landed in Istanbul"

Definition 3: lighted up by or as by fire or flame - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where alight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for alight in the sense of this definition

(alight is similar to ...) set afire or burning

"the lighted candles" "a lighted cigarette" "a lit firecracker"

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