Synonyms for alight

Synonyms for (verb) alight

Synonyms: climb down, alight

Definition: come down

Usage: the birds alighted

Similar words: go down, come down, fall, descend

Definition: move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

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

Synonyms: alight, light, perch

Definition: to come to rest, settle

Usage: Misfortune lighted upon him

Similar words: set down, land

Definition: reach or come to rest

Usage: The bird landed on the highest branch; The plane landed in Istanbul

Synonyms for (adj) alight

Synonyms: on fire, ablaze, afire, aflame, aflare, alight

Definition: lighted up by or as by fire or flame

Usage: 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

Similar words: lighted, lit

Definition: set afire or burning

Usage: the lighted candles; a lighted cigarette; a lit firecracker

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