Meaning of alight

a•light

Pronunciation: (u-līt'), [key]
— a•light•ed a•lit, a•light•ing.
  1. to dismount from a horse, descend from a vehicle, etc.
  2. to settle or stay after descending: The bird alighted on the tree.
  3. to encounter or notice something accidentally.

a•light

Pronunciation: (u-līt'), [key]
— adv., adj.
  1. provided with light; lighted up.
  2. on fire; burning.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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