verb (used with object), be·dight, be·dight or be·dight·ed, be·dight·ing. Archaic.
- to deck out; array.
Origin of bedight
word dating back to 1350–1400;
see origin at be-
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Examples from the Web for bedight
Historical Examples of bedight
For thy coat of mail, bedight In thy spotless robe of white.
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.
Their little souls were white as new-fallen snow and bedight with indulgences and prayers.
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper