Part of speech: verb

To descend and come to rest; dismount; settle; rest; with on or upon.

Part of speech: adjective

Lighted; on fire.

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Usage examples "alight":

  1. The man then descended from the box, touched his hat, and stood waiting for his passenger to alight. - "Curiosities of Impecuniosity", H. G. Somerville.
  2. Then he saw Simoun alight with the terrible lamp in his hands, saw him cross the entrance with bowed head, as though deep in thought. - "The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo'", Jose Rizal.
  3. But then she raised her eyes, and they were, for Kirby, alight with the message that she could and would accept Elana's sacrifice, because she would gladly have made it herself. - "Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930", Various.