alight alight  /ə ˈlaɪt/


  1. (v) come down
  2. (adj) lighted up by or as by fire or flame
  3. (v) to come to rest, settle



  1. Both of their clothes were alight.
  2. Protesters set the Tricolor alight in Qingdao.
  3. In Trappes, vandals burned 27 public buses; in Sevran, rioters ambushed a bus, sprinkled gasoline on the passengers, then set it alight, severely burning a disabled woman.


  1. JUST IN: Police investigating bank robbery in York Township

    York Area Regional Police are on the scene of a bank robbery that happened Tuesday afternoon. Police say the robbery happened at the Fulton Bank at 2057 S. Queen Street. The suspect is described as a white male, alight complected black male or possibly a Hispanic male, who is approximately 6'  tall with a muscular build.  According to police, he was wearing a light blue long sleeve, button down ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg

  2. Athens fireworks may be on

    Athens\' skies may be alight with fireworks on the Fourth of July after all - if enough community support is mustered in the form of cash by Sunday, June 16.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Daily Post-Athenian

  3. Obama must turn up the heat on Tibet

    While President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping enjoy the Californian sunshine this week, a different kind of heat threatens Xi in his troublesome backyard, Tibet. Nearly 120 Tibetans have doused themselves in gasoline and set themselves alight in protest against Chinese occupation and repression. Most have died. Theirs is not the only form of protest. In November, students ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Local 10 Miami


  1. "In certain parts, people do have a justification to have a go at me," Owen said. "I didn't set the world alight in the last year at Newcastle. That is no one's fault but mine. We were not playing well as a team and I wasn't doing my bit...
    on Jul 13, 2009 By: Michael Owen Source: USA Today

  2. Ms Huq told Sky News: "There was a bit of a skirmish with a protester but the flame stayed alight. I expected there to be protests but I was not expecting to be wrestled by people." "I think that people feel very strongly about China and...
    on Apr 6, 2008 By: Konnie Huq Source: ic Wales

  3. "He'd set the place alight and the fans would love him," Redknapp said. "You could bring a couple of experienced people in alongside him and it wouldn't be a problem for him. Because of what he means to the place and what the fans think of...
    on Jan 14, 2008 By: Harry Redknapp Source: New Zealand Herald

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