alighted, past tense; alighted, past participle; alighting, present participle; alights, 3rd person singular present;
(of a bird) Descend from the air and settle
a lovely blue swallow alighted on a branch
Descend from a train, bus, or other form of transportation
the conductor alights to push the cable car completely around
On fire; burning
the house was well alight when the firemen arrived
flammable liquid was set alight
a single lamp was alight
the boy's face was alight with excitement
ablaze(p): 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"
to come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him"
come down; "the birds alighted"
Fire is the rapid oxidation of a material in the chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction products. Slower oxidative processes like rusting or digestion are not included by this definition.
(Alighting) Landing is the last part of a flight, where a flying animal, aircraft, or spacecraft returns to the ground. When the flying object returns to water, the process is called alighting, although it is commonly called "landing" and "touchdown" as well. ...
To spring down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback or from a carriage; to dismount; To descend and settle, lodge, rest, or stop; To come or chance (upon); Lit; on fire, switched on; Lit; on fire, burning