Alight (verb)

  1. To come down from a higher place to a lower place, especially from a vehicle or an animal.
  2. To light on a perch or a surface.
  3. To become lit up.


From middle english alighten, from al- ("on") + lighten ("to light.")


  1. The bird alighted on the branch.
  2. The passengers alighted from the bus.
  3. The fireflies alighted on the bushes.
  4. The airplane alighted on the runway.
  5. The candle alighted and illuminated the room.
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