alight/ uh-lahyt

verb used without object:

  • to dismount
  • to settle or stay after descending: Land, Settle
  • to encounter or notice something accidentally.
  • to come down from something
  • archaic : to come by chance
  • to step out (of) or get down (from)


  • full of light : lighted up
  • on fire

Verb Origin:  Before 1000; Middle English, from Old English ālīhtan,

Adjective Origin:  15th century; Middle English, Old English ālīht lit up, from ālīhtan to light up;


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