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English definition of “alight”

alight

verb (LAND ON)    /əˈlaɪt/ old-fashioned
[I + adv/prep] formal to land on something: A butterfly alighted gently on the flower .Boarding and alighting from modes of transport [I + adv/prep] literary to find or unexpectedly see something: As she glanced round the room her eyes alighted upon a small child . I spent an hour in the bookshop before alighting on the perfect present .Finding and discovering
(Definition of alight verb (LAND ON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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