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A past tense and a past participle of alight1.
a rare past tense and past participle of alight1
v.i. a•light•ed a•lit, a•light•ing.
1. to dismount from a horse, descend from a vehicle, etc.
2. to settle or stay after descending; come to rest.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English ālīhtan=ā- a-3 + līhtan to relieve (orig. an animal mount) of weight, light2]
1. provided with light; lighted up.
2. on fire; burning.