a human being.
a supernatural being, as a witch or sprite.
any living being; a creature.
Other definitions for wight (2 of 3)
strong and brave, especially in war.
Other definitions for Wight (3 of 3)
Isle of, an island off the S coast of England, forming an administrative division of Hampshire. 147 sq. mi. (381 sq. km). County seat: Newport.
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How to use wight in a sentence
There’s lots of reasons we might miss stuff on the Isle of wight.An overlooked fossil turned out to be a new herbivorous dinosaur with an oddly shaped nose | Philip Kiefer | November 11, 2021 | Popular-Science
At least that’s what scientists have determined after a recent discovery of fossilized remains on the British Isle of wight.The land-dwelling ‘hell heron’ was a 30-foot aquatic assassin | Elana Spivack | October 1, 2021 | Popular-Science
Here he “found another kind of people” from the complaisant inhabitants of the Isle of wight.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
The day “Rocket” was much older, and got a good share of the Isle of wight traffic.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
The house is surrounded by a park and the poet here enjoyed a seclusion that he could not obtain in his Isle of wight home.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
My wife and I to Church in the afternoon, and that being done we went to see my uncle and aunt wight.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete | Samuel Pepys
So to my uncle wight's, but found him out of doors, but my aunt I saw and staid a while, and so home and to bed.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete | Samuel Pepys
British Dictionary definitions for wight (1 of 3)
archaic a human being
British Dictionary definitions for wight (2 of 3)
archaic strong and brave; valiant
British Dictionary definitions for Wight (3 of 3)
Isle of Wight an island and county of S England in the English Channel. Administrative centre: Newport. Pop: 136 300 (2003 est). Area: 380 sq km (147 sq miles)
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