When a plane alights, it lands on the ground. The plane usually lands on an airport runway, but it can also land on a boat, a ship, or a pier.

  • The plane landed safely at the airport, and the passengers all alighted.

  • The plane landed on a pier, and the passengers all alighted.

Definition of alights


lighted up by or as by fire or flame


ablaze, afire, aflame, aflare, on fire


come down


climb down


to come to rest, settle


light, perch

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Example Sentences for alights

  • 1

    The Control Block is set alight, and the entire Institute begins to burn.

  • 2

    The sardine is then set alight, to huge applause.

  • 3

    The service stops to allow passengers to alight at and.

  • 4

    A crow, however, was the first bird to alight on the pole.

  • 5

    The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh alight at the Saluting Base.

  • 6

    The bar is alight with laughter, camaraderie, and wonderful drinks.

  • 7

    Huskisson seized the opportunity to alight and stroll alongside the train.

  • 8

    During the fighting, the wooden structure of the belfry catches alight.

  • 9

    This set the tire alight which ignited the magnesium hub.

  • 10

    Alighting passengers must have notified the conductor at the previous stop.