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Meaning of ALIGHT

Pronunciation:  u'lIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  come down, as of a bird
  2. [v]  to come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him."
 

ALIGHT is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: climb down, light, perch
 
 See Also: come down, descend, fall, go down, land, set down

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \A*light"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Alighted}sometimes
    {Alit}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Alighting}.] [OE. alihten, fr. AS.
    [=a]l[=i]htan; pref. [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig.
    meaning out) + l[=i]htan, to alight, orig. to render light,
    to remove a burden from, fr. l[=i]ht, leoht, light. See
    {Light}, v. i.]
    1. To spring down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback
       or from a carriage; to dismount.
    
    2. To descend and settle, lodge, rest, or stop; as, a flying
       bird alights on a tree; snow alights on a roof.
    
    3. To come or chance (upon). [R.]
    
    
  2. \A*light"\, a. [Pref. a- + light.]
    Lighted; lighted up; in a flame. ``The lamps were alight.''
    --Dickens.
    
    
 
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