Alight from

  • 1 alight from — phr verb Alight from is used with these nouns as the object: ↑carriage, ↑train …

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  • 2 alight from — Get off, get out of …

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  • 3 alight — a|light1 [əˈlaıt] adj [not before noun] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Probably from a + light] 1.) burning ▪ The car was set alight and pushed over a hill. 2.) literary someone whose face or eyes are alight looks excited, happy, etc alight with… …

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  • 4 alight — [[t]əla͟ɪt[/t]] alights, alighting, alighted 1) ADJ: v n ADJ, v link ADJ If something is alight, it is burning. Several buildings were set alight... The gas fire was still alight. Syn: ablaze 2) ADJ: v link ADJ, oft ADJ with n If someone s eyes… …

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  • 5 alight — v. (formal) (D; intr.) to alight from (to alight from a vehicle) * * * [ə laɪt] (formal) (D; intr.) to alight from (to alight from a vehicle) …

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  • 6 alight — vb 1 *descend, dismount Contrasted words: mount, *ascend, scale, climb 2 Alight, light, land, perch, roost share the meaning to come to rest after or as if after a flight, a descent, or a fall. Alight suggests previous controlled or gentle… …

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  • 7 Alight — 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… …

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  • 8 alight — Ⅰ. alight [1] ► VERB 1) formal, chiefly Brit. descend from a vehicle. 2) (alight on) chance to notice. ORIGIN Old English. Ⅱ. alight [2] …

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  • 9 alight — 1. v.intr. 1 a (often foll. by from) descend from a vehicle. b dismount from a horse. 2 descend and settle; come to earth from the air. 3 (foll. by on) find by chance; notice. Etymology: OE alihtan (as A (2), lihtan LIGHT(2) v.) 2. predic.adj. 1… …

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  • 10 alight — 1. verb /əˈlaɪt/ a) (with from) To spring down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback or from a carriage; to dismount; as , passengers alighting from the carriage. b) (with on) To descend and settle …

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  • 11 alight — {{11}}alight (adj.) on fire, early 15c., apparently from M.E. aliht, pp. of alihton (O.E. on lihtan) to light up, also to shine upon (see LIGHT (Cf. light) (n.)). {{12}}alight (v.) to descend, dismount, O.E. alihtan, originally to lighten, take… …

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  • 12 alight — I. /əˈlaɪt / (say uh luyt) verb (i) (alighted or alit /əˈlɪt / (say uh lit), alighting) 1. to get down from a horse or out of a vehicle; dismount. 2. to settle or stay after descending: a bird alights on a tree. 3. (of aircraft) to land. –phrase… …

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  • 13 alight — I verb 1) he alighted from the train Syn: get off, step off, disembark from, pile out of; detrain, deplane; dismount Ant: get on, board 2) a swallow alighted on a branch Syn …

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  • 14 alight — I. intransitive verb (alighted; also alit; alighting) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ālīhtan, from ā (perfective prefix) + līhtan to alight more at abide, light Date: before 12th century 1. to come down from something (as a vehicle) …

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  • 15 alight — alight1 verb 1》 (of a bird) descend from the air and settle. 2》 formal descend from public transport. 3》 (alight on) chance to notice. Origin OE ālīhtan, from ā (as an intensifier) + līhtan descend (see light3). alight2 adverb & adjective 1》 on… …

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  • 16 alight — alight1 /euh luyt /, v.i., alighted or alit, alighting. 1. to dismount from a horse, descend from a vehicle, etc. 2. to settle or stay after descending: The bird alighted on the tree. 3. to encounter or notice something accidentally. [bef. 1000;… …

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  • 17 alight — I a•light [[t]əˈlaɪt[/t]] v. i. a•light•ed a•lit, a•light•ing 1) to dismount from a horse, descend from a vehicle, etc 2) to settle or stay after descending; come to rest • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME; OE ālīhtan=ā a III+līhtan to relieve (orig. an… …

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  • 18 The Thing from Another World — Infobox Film name = The Thing from Another World director = Christian Nyby Howard Hawks (uncredited) starring = Margaret Sheridan Kenneth Tobey Douglas Spencer Robert O. Cornthwaite James R. Young Dewey Martin Robert Nichols William Self Eduard… …

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  • 19 get — v. & n. v. (getting; past got; past part. got or US (and in comb.) gotten) 1 tr. come into the possession of; receive or earn (get a job; got pound200 a week; got first prize). 2 tr. fetch, obtain, procure, purchase (get my book for me; got a new …

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  • 20 a|light — a|light1 «uh LYT», intransitive verb, a|light|ed or (Poetic) a|lit, a|light|ing. 1. to get down; get off; …

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