verb (used with object), dight or dight·ed, dight·ing.
- digger pine,
- digger wasp,
- digging stick,
- digital audio tape
Origin of dight
Examples from the Web for dight
Chaucer never rimes -ight with -yt, as in the case of dight, delyt; Rom.
We shall be hang'd anon, away good wenches, and have a care you dight things handsomly, I will look over you.Beaumont & Fletcher's Works (8 of 10)|Francis Beaumont
She was not dight to go nor ride She had no joy of the summer-tide.Poems by the Way|William Morris
If that fact came out in the inquiry into the plot, Godfrey's doom was dight, the general frenzy would make men cry for his blood.The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories|Andrew Lang
Albeit he had told his mind beforehand to Stephen the Eater, who had dight him all things ready for departure.The Sundering Flood|William Morris
verb dights, dighting, dight or dighted (tr) archaic
Word Origin for dight
"to adorn" (archaic or poetic), Old English dihtan "dictate, appoint, ordain; guide; compose," an early borrowing from Latin dictare "to dictate" (see dictate (v.)).
The Latin word borrowed even earlier into continental Germanic became Old High German dihton "to write compose," German dichten "to write poetry." In Middle English, dight exploded to a vast array of meanings (including "to rule," "to handle," "to abuse," "to have sex with," "to kill," "to clothe," "to make ready," "to repair") till it was one of the most-used verbs in the language, but all senses have faded now into obscurity, dialect, or poetic use.