- simple past tense and past participle of alight
- He stopped the carriage and alighted.
Variant of alight
intransitive verbalighted or alit, alighting
- to get down or off; dismount
- to come down after flight; descend and settle
- Rare to come (on or upon) accidentally
Origin of alightMiddle English alighten ; from Old English ālīhtan ; from a-, out, off + līhtan, to dismount, render light ; from liht: see light (to dismount)