A*light" (#), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Alighted (#) sometimes Alit (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Alighting.] [OE. alihten, fr. AS. alihtan; pref. a- (cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + lihtan, to alight, orig. to render light, to remove a burden from, fr. liht, leoht, light. See Light, v. i.]


To spring down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback or from a carriage; to dismount.


To descend and settle, lodge, rest, or stop; as, a flying bird alights on a tree; snow alights on a roof.


To come or chance (upon).



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A*light", a. [Pref. a- + light.]

Lighted; lighted up; in a flame.

"The lamps were alight."



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