alight1 /əˈlʌɪt/


I. verb

1. [no obj., with adverbial of place]
‹formal› descend from a train, bus, or other form of transport

visitors should alight at the Fort Road stop.
2. (of a bird) descend from the air and settle

one bird alighted on the arm of my chair.
II. phrasal verbs

alight on
find by chance; notice

her eyes alighted on the item in question.
– origin Old English ālīhtan, from ā- (as an intensifier) + līhtan ‘descend’ (see light3).

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