noun see alight I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • alight — I. intransitive verb (alighted; also alit; alighting) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ālīhtan, from ā (perfective prefix) + līhtan to alight more at abide, light Date: before 12th century 1. to come down from something (as a vehicle) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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