To make light or less heavy; lighten; alleviate. (verb)
To spring down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback or from a carriage; to dismount. (verb)
To descend and settle, lodge, rest, or stop. (verb)
To come or chance (upon). (verb)
To light; light up; illuminate. (verb)
To set light to; light. (verb)
Examples of word alight
No-one but the coach-driver saw her alight from the carriage, though, when it was a bare two miles from town.
Laurence Olivier and Dora Bryan glancing up at it as they alight from the Brighton Belle.
We stopped at a meadow to share our lemonade and my sister and I noticed how tenderly Manuel helped his wife to alight from the car.
As for Willie Rennie, well he's not going to set the Commons alight is he?
The death record of a man killed by the cars at Wells while "Attempting to board or alight from a moving train" is made more poignant by the notation that he was "by tools found in his pocket supposed a shoe laster."