1 To spring down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback or from a carriage; to dismount.
2 To descend and settle, lodge, rest, or stop; as, a flying bird alights on a tree; snow alights on a roof.
3 To come or chance (upon). [R.]
Lighted; lighted up; in a flame. “The lamps were alight.” Dickens.