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Definition of Alight

Alight

  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).
  4. Lighted; lighted up; in a flame.

Alight Quotations

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

I think when people mean that Discworld books have become darker they really mean the series is growing up. In 'The Colour of Magic' most of the city is set alight. It's a joke, in much the same way that the Earth is destroyed almost at the start of Douglas Adams's 'The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.'
Terry Pratchett

Where the despair of loneliness and poverty haunts every hour, the optimism to embark on new projects cannot find a place to alight on the brain's cortex. Poverty itself is an enormous obstacle to an enlightened and enlightening - not to say healthy - old age.
Sherwin B. Nuland

People who jump to conclusions rarely alight on them.
Philip Guedalla

I remember the noise of the bells ringing at school as the effigy of Guy Fawkes we'd prepared earlier was carried out on a canvas stretcher, hoisted on to the huge bonfire and set alight. Then the revelry would begin. My school friends and I would all have sparklers we passed around, lighting one from another.
Pippa Middleton
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Alight Translations

alight in French is amerrissent, amerris, amerrissons, amerrissez
alight in German is landen
alight in Spanish is encendido
alight in Swedish is stiga av
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