Translation of "alight" - English-Spanish dictionary

alight

adjective uk /əˈlaɪt/ us

burning

ardiendo
I had to use a bit of petrol to get the fire alight.
The rioters overturned several cars and set them alight.
He was smoking in bed and his blankets caught alight.

brightly lit up

iluminado
The sky was alight with hundreds of fireworks.
verb uk /əˈlaɪt/ us old-fashioned

formal to get out of a vehicle, especially a train or bus

apearse
The suspect alighted from the train at Euston and proceeded to Heathrow.

formal to land on something

posarse
A butterfly alighted gently on the flower.

(Translation of “alight” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

alight

verb /əˈlait/ (past tense, past participle alighted)

(formal) to get down from or out of

apearse de
The passengers alighted from the bus.

(with on) (literary) to settle or land on

posarse
The bird alighted on the fence.

(Translation of “alight” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)