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alit


alit


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alight  \A*light"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Alighted}sometimes 
  {Alit};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Alighting}.]  [OE.  alihten  fr  AS 
  [=a]l[=i]htan;  pref.  [=a]-  (cf.  Goth.  us-,  G.  er-,  orig. 
  meaning  out)  +  l[=i]htan,  to  alight,  orig.  to  render  light, 
  to  remove  a  burden  from  fr  l[=i]ht,  leoht  light.  See 
  {Light},  v.  i.] 
  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.]