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 for alight
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Alight \A*light"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Alightedsometimes
     Alit; p. pr. & vb. n. Alighting.] [OE. alihten, fr. AS.
     [=a]l[imac]htan; pref. [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig.
     meaning out) + l[imac]htan, to alight, orig. to render light,
     to remove a burden from, fr. l[imac]ht, leoht, light. See
     Light, v. i.]
     1. To spring down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback
        or from a carriage; to dismount.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To descend and settle, lodge, rest, or stop; as, a flying
        bird alights on a tree; snow alights on a roof.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. To come or chance (upon). [R.]
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Alight \A*light"\, a. [Pref. a- + light.]
     Lighted; lighted up; in a flame. "The lamps were alight."
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: lighted up by or as by fire or flame; "forests set ablaze
             (or afire) by lightning"; "even the car's tires were
             aflame"; "a night aflare with fireworks"; "candles alight
             on the tables"; "houses on fire" [syn: ablaze(p),
             afire(p), aflame(p), aflare(p), alight(p), on
      v 1: to come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him"
           [syn: alight, light, perch]
      2: come down; "the birds alighted" [syn: alight, climb down]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  115 Moby Thesaurus words for "alight":
     ablaze, afire, aflame, aflicker, aglow, ardent, bathed with light,
     bespangled, blazing, bright, brightened, burning, candent,
     candescent, candlelit, climb down, comburent, come down, come in,
     come to land, conflagrant, crash-land, debark, debus, deplane,
     descend, detrain, disembark, disemplane, dismount, ditch, dock,
     downwind, drop, drop anchor, effulgent, enlightened, fall, fiery,
     firelit, flagrant, flaming, flaring, flickering, fulgent, fuming,
     gaslit, get down, get off, glowing, go ashore, guttering,
     ignescent, ignited, illuminated, in a blaze, in a glow, in flames,
     incandescent, inflamed, irradiate, irradiated, kindled, lamplit,
     land, lanternlit, level off, light, lighted, lightened, lit,
     lit up, live, living, luminous, make a landfall, make land,
     make port, moonlit, moor, on fire, overshoot, pancake, perch,
     put in, put into port, reach land, reeking, refulgent, roost,
     scintillant, scintillating, set down, settle, settle down,
     sit down, smoking, smoldering, spangled, sparking, star-spangled,
     star-studded, starlit, studded, sunlit, talk down, tie up,
     tinseled, touch down, tumble, unboat, unextinguished, unhorse,
     unquenched, upwind

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