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Meaning of PLIGHT

Pronunciation:  plIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a solemn pledge of fidelity
  2. [n]  a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one; "finds himself in a most awkward predicament"; "the woeful plight of homeless people"
  3. [v]  promise solemnly and formally
  4. [v]  give to, in marriage
 

PLIGHT is a 6 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: affiance, betroth, engage, pledge, predicament, quandary, troth
 
 See Also: assurance, assure, box, care, corner, covenant, difficulty, guarantee, hot water, pledge, promise, vouch, vow

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Plight\, obs.
    imp. & p. p. of {Plight}, to pledge. --Chaucer.
    
    
  2. \Plight\, obs.
    imp. & p. p. of {Pluck}. --Chaucer.
    
    
  3. \Plight\, v. t. [OE. pliten; probably through Old French,
    fr. LL. plectare, L. plectere. See {Plait}, {Ply}.]
    To weave; to braid; to fold; to plait.[Obs.] ``To sew and
    plight.''
    
    
  4. \Plight\, n.
    A network; a plait; a fold; rarely a garment. [Obs.] ``Many a
    folded plight.''
    
    
  5. \Plight\, n. [OE. pliht danger, engagement, AS. pliht
    danger, fr. ple['o]n to risk; akin to D. plicht duty, G.
    pflicht, Dan. pligt. [root]28. Cf. {Play}.]
    1. That which is exposed to risk; that which is plighted or
       pledged; security; a gage; a pledge. ``That lord whose
       hand must take my plight.'' --Shak.
    
    2. [Perh. the same word as plight a pledge, but at least
       influenced by OF. plite, pliste, ploit, ploi, a condition,
       state; cf. E. plight to fold, and F. pli a fold, habit,
       plier to fold, E. ply.] Condition; state; -- risk, or
       exposure to danger, often being implied; as, a luckless
       plight. ``Your plight is pitied.'' --Shak.
    
             To bring our craft all in another plight --Chaucer.
    
    
  6. \Plight\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plighted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Plighting}.] [AS. plihtan to expose to danger, pliht
    danger;cf. D. verplichten to oblige, engage, impose a duty,
    G. verpflichten, Sw. f["o]rplikta, Dan. forpligte. See
    {Plight}, n.]
    1. To pledge; to give as a pledge for the performance of some
       act; as, to plight faith, honor, word; -- never applied to
       property or goods. `` To do them plighte their troth.''
       --Piers Plowman.
    
             He plighted his right hand Unto another love, and to
             another land.                         --Spenser.
    
             Here my inviolable faith I plight.    --Dryden.
    
    2. To promise; to engage; to betroth.
    
             Before its setting hour, divide The bridegroom from
             the plighted bride.                   --Sir W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    
 
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