What does the word alight mean?

Usage examples for alight

  1. The man then descended from the box, touched his hat, and stood waiting for his passenger to alight. – Curiosities of Impecuniosity by 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' by 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 by Various