lit

Light \Light\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lighted} (l[imac]t"[e^]d) or {Lit} (l[i^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lighting}.] [AS. l[=i]htan to alight orig., to relieve (a horse) of the rider's burden, to make less heavy, fr. l[=i]ht 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. [1913 Webster] When she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. --Gen. xxiv. 64. [1913 Webster] Slowly rode across a withered heath, And lighted at a ruined inn. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. To feel light; to be made happy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] It made all their hearts to light. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. To descend from flight, and rest, perch, or settle, as a bird or insect. [1913 Webster] [The bee] lights on that, and this, and tasteth all. --Sir. J. Davies. [1913 Webster] On the tree tops a crested peacock lit. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 4. To come down suddenly and forcibly; to fall; -- with on or upon. [1913 Webster] On me, me only, as the source and spring Of all corruption, all the blame lights due. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. To come by chance; to happen; -- with on or upon; formerly with into. [1913 Webster] The several degrees of vision, which the assistance of glasses (casually at first lit on) has taught us to conceive. --Locke. [1913 Webster] They shall light into atheistical company. --South. [1913 Webster] And here we lit on Aunt Elizabeth, And Lilia with the rest. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]