alight adj.

1 burning

VERBS be | catch His clothing caught alight. | remain, stay hoping that the fire would remain alight overnight | set sth The building had been set alight by the killer. | keep sth The fires had to be kept alight each night.

ADV. well The fire should be well alight by now.

2 excited


PHRASES alight with excitement/laughter/pleasure The children's eyes were alight with excitement.