A·light v. i. [imp. & p. p. Alighted sometimes Alit p. pr. & vb. n. Alighting.]
1. To spring down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback or from a carriage; to dismount.
2. To descend and settle, lodge, rest, or stop; as, a flying bird alights on a tree; snow alights on a roof.
3. To come or chance (upon). [R.]
A·light, a. Lighted; lighted up; in a flame. “The lamps were alight.”
adj : lighted up by or as by fire or flame; "forests set ablaze
(or afire) by lightning"; "even the car's tires were
aflame"; "a night aflare with fireworks"; "candles
alight on the tables"; "blazing logs in the fireplace";
"a burning cigarette"; "a flaming crackling fire";
"houses on fire" [syn: ablaze(p), afire(p), aflame(p),
aflare(p), alight(p), blazing, burning, flaming,
v 1: to come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him" [syn:
2: come down; "the birds alighted" [syn: climb down]