[ bih-dahyt ]

verb (used with object),be·dight, be·dight or be·dight·ed, be·dight·ing.Archaic.
  1. to deck out; array.

Origin of bedight

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at be-, dight

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How to use bedight in a sentence

  • And the Lady bore in her hand a sleeve of flame-colored satin very richly bedight with many pearls of great price.

  • Their little souls were white as new-fallen snow and bedight with indulgences and prayers.

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  • Heigho, and how his quiver / with well-wrought hands was rich bedight!

  • Then went with her thither / full many a beauteous maid, A hundred good or over, / bedight right merrily.

  • Within the court the heroes / bedight with trappings due Awaited noble maidens, / as I have told to you.

British Dictionary definitions for bedight


/ (bɪˈdaɪt) archaic /

verb-dights, -dighting, -dight or -dighted
  1. (tr) to array or adorn

  1. (past participle of the verb) adorned or bedecked

Origin of bedight

C14: from dight

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