Light

Light

, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lighted (lt"d) or Lit (lt); p. pr. & vb. n. Lighting.] [AS. lhtan to alight orig., to relieve (a horse) of the rider's burden, to make less heavy, fr. lht light. See Light not heavy, and cf. Alight, Lighten to make light.] 1. To dismount; to descend, as from a horse or carriage; to alight; -- with from, off, on, upon, at, in.
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When she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
Gen. xxiv. 64.
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Slowly rode across a withered heath,
And lighted at a ruined inn.
Tennyson.
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2. To feel light; to be made happy. [Obs.]
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It made all their hearts to light.
Chaucer.
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3. To descend from flight, and rest, perch, or settle, as a bird or insect.
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[The bee] lights on that, and this, and tasteth all.
Sir. J. Davies.
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On the tree tops a crested peacock lit.
Tennyson.
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4. To come down suddenly and forcibly; to fall; -- with on or upon.
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On me, me only, as the source and spring
Of all corruption, all the blame lights due.
Milton.
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5. To come by chance; to happen; -- with on or upon; formerly with into.
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The several degrees of vision, which the assistance of glasses (casually at first lit on) has taught us to conceive.
Locke.
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They shall light into atheistical company.
South.
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And here we lit on Aunt Elizabeth,
And Lilia with the rest.
Tennyson.
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