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

to deck out; array.

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

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Historical Examples of bedight

  • For thy coat of mail, bedight In thy spotless robe of white.


    Edward Bulwer Lytton

  • 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.

    The Path of Life

    Stijn Streuvels

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