alit

[uh-lit] /əˈlɪt/
verb
1.
a simple past tense and past participle of alight1 .

alight1

[uh-lahyt] /əˈlaɪt/
verb (used without object), alighted or alit, alighting.
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.
Origin
before 1000; Middle English alighten, Old English ālīhtan, equivalent to ā- a-3 + līhtan to relieve (originally an animal mount) of weight, light2)
Example Sentences for alit
Roadsides maintained with environmental qu alit yin mind will contribute to the pleasure and safety of the traveling public.
British Dictionary definitions for alit
alight1 (əˈlaɪt)
 
vb , alights, alighting, alighted, alit
1.  (usually foll by from) to step out (of) or get down (from): to alight from a taxi
2.  to come to rest; settle; land: a thrush alighted on the wall
 
[Old English ālīhtan, from a-² + līhtan to make less heavy, from līhtlight²]

alight2 (əˈlaɪt)
 
adj, —adv
1.  burning; on fire
2.  illuminated; lit up
 
[Old English ālīht lit up, from ālīhtan to light up; see light1]

alit (əˈlɪt)
 
vb
a rare past tense and past participle of alight

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Word Origin and History for alit
alight
"to descend, dismount," O.E. alihtan, from a- "down, aside" (see a- (1)) + lihtan "get off, make light" (see light (v.)).
alight
"on fire," early 15c., apparently from M.E. aliht, pp. of alihton (O.E. on-lihtan) "to light up," also "to shine upon" (see light (n.)).
alit
p.t. of alight (v.).
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