Pronunciation: (u-līt'),[key] —v.i.,a•light•ed or a•lit, a•light•ing. 1. to dismount from a horse, descend from a vehicle, etc.
2. to settle or stay after descending: The bird alighted on the tree. 3. to encounter or notice something accidentally.
Pronunciation: (u-līt'),[key] —adv., adj. 1. provided with light; lighted up.
2. on fire; burning.