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plight

7 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Plight \Plight\, noun A network; a plait; a fold; rarely a garment. [Obs.] "Many a folded plight." --Spenser.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Plight \Plight\, noun [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Plight \Plight\, obs. imp. & p. p. of {Plight}, to pledge. --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Plight \Plight\, obs. imp. & p. p. of {Pluck}. --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Plight \Plight\, verb (used with an object) [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." --Chaucer.

A plighted garment of divers colors. --Milton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Plight \Plight\, verb (used with an object) [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}, noun]

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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

plight

noun

1: 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" [syn: {predicament}, {quandary}, {plight}]

2: a solemn pledge of fidelity [syn: {plight}, {troth}]

verb

1: give to in marriage [syn: {betroth}, {engage}, {affiance}, {plight}]

2: promise solemnly and formally; "I pledge that I will honor my wife" [syn: {pledge}, {plight}]

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