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verb (alights, alighting, alighted or alit)
  1. (intransitive) (with from) To spring down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback or from a carriage; to dismount; as , passengers alighting from the carriage.
  2. (intransitive) (with on) To ]]descend]] and settle, lodge, rest, or stop; as, a flying bird alights on a tree, snow alights on a roof.
  3. (intransitive) To come or chance (upon).
adjective 
  1. lit, Lit; on fire, switched on.
The sticks were damp and wouldn't catch alight.
  1. (figuratively) lit, Lit; on fire, burning.
    Her face was alight with happiness.

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