Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: alight
IPA transcription: [əl'aɪt]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: ablaze(p), afire(p), aflame(p), aflare(p), alight(p), on_fire(p)
    Meaning: 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"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: alight, light, perch
    Meaning: to come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him"
Usage examples
  • "To New York?" Mrs. Merideth sat up suddenly, her face alight.
  • "We must absolutely come to a halt," said he, "and even alight.
  • They went into the kitchen--a huge place with at least twenty fireplaces, always alight.
  • "Oh, have you really begun it?" cried Diana, all alight with eager interest in a moment.
  • I've got the finest material in the world,'" he told the Chancellor, his steel-like eyes alight with enthusiasm.
  • She was just going to alight, when she suddenly remembered she had left her basket behind her. What was she to do?
  • "He is"--and his voice sank with shame--"a mere attendant upon the stage on which the flying-machines from Paris alight.
  • There were three candles alight, each of which burnt before a window, one looking upon the city, the other upon the Palais Royal, and a third upon the Rue Saint Denis.
  • He did not alight, nor show any sign of an intention to do so; but sate in the saddle, stooped forward, his eyes turned upon the ground, in that vacant gaze which denotes reflection.
  • Allison arose and went down the terrace to do the honors, showing his uncle where to drive in and put his car in the little garage, helping his aunt and the little cousins to alight.