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Adjective: alight  u'lIt
  1. Flaming as it burns
    "forests set alight by lightning"; "candles alight on the tables";
    - ablaze, afire [literary], aflame, aflare [rare], on fire, in flames, burning
Verb: alight (alighted, also alit)  u'lIt
  1. To come to rest, settle
    - light, perch
     
  2. Come down
    "the birds alighted";
    - climb down

Derived forms: alit, alighted, alighting, alights

See also: lighted, lit

Type of: come down, descend, fall, go down, land, set down, sink

Encyclopedia: Alight