1. a(联想alarm警报) + light => 防火警报响起提醒着火了。
- alight (v.)
- "to descend, dismount," Old English alihtan, originally "to lighten, take off, take away," from a- "down, aside" (see a- (1)) + lihtan "get off, make light" (see light (v.)). The notion is of getting down off a horse or vehicle, thus lightening it. Of aircraft (originally balloons) from 1786. Related: Alighted; alighting.
- alight (adj.)
- "on fire," early 15c., apparently from Middle English aliht, past participle of alihton (Old English on-lihtan) "to light up," also "to shine upon" (see light (n.)).
- 1. Her eyes were alight with a girlish enjoyment of life.
- 2. She paused and turned, her face alight with happiness.
- 3. Several buildings were set alight.
- 4. The gas fire was still alight.
- 5. A cigarette set the dry grass alight .
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