verb (used with object), be·dight, be·dight or be·dight·ed, be·dight·ing. Archaic.

to deck out; array.

Nearby words

  1. bedford cord,
  2. bedford heights,
  3. bedford, john of lancaster, duke of,
  4. bedfordshire,
  5. bedframe,
  6. bedim,
  7. bedivere,
  8. bedizen,
  9. bedlam,
  10. bedlamer

Origin of bedight

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at be-, dight Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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


verb -dights, -dighting, -dight or -dighted

(tr) to array or adorn


(past participle of the verb) adorned or bedecked

Word Origin for bedight

C14: from dight

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Word Origin and History for bedight



"equip, furnish," c.1400, from be- + dight (q.v.). Related: Bedighted; bedighting.

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