Variant of alight
- to get down or off; dismount
- to come down after flight; descend and settle
- Rare to come (on or upon) accidentally
Origin: Middle English alighten ; from Old English ālīhtan ; from a-, out, off plush līhtan, to dismount, render light ; from liht: see light (to dismount)
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