Associations to the word «Plight»


PLIGHT, noun. A dire or unfortunate situation. [from 14th c.]
PLIGHT, noun. (now rare) A (neutral) condition or state. [from 14th c.]
PLIGHT, noun. (obsolete) Good health. [14th-19th c.]
PLIGHT, noun. (now chiefly dialectal) Responsibility for ensuing consequences; risk; danger; peril.
PLIGHT, noun. (now chiefly dialectal) An instance of danger or peril; a dangerous moment or situation.
PLIGHT, noun. (now chiefly dialectal) Blame; culpability; fault; wrong-doing; sin; crime.
PLIGHT, noun. (now chiefly dialectal) One's office; duty; charge.
PLIGHT, noun. (archaic) That which is exposed to risk; that which is plighted or pledged; security; a gage; a pledge.
PLIGHT, verb. (transitive) (now rare) To expose to risk; to pledge.
PLIGHT, verb. (transitive) Specifically, to pledge (one's troth etc.) as part of a marriage ceremony.
PLIGHT, verb. (reflexive) To promise (oneself) to someone, or to do something.
PLIGHT, verb. (obsolete) To weave; to braid; to fold; to plait.
PLIGHT, noun. (obsolete) A network; a plait; a fold; rarely a garment.

Dictionary definition

PLIGHT, noun. A situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one; "finds himself in a most awkward predicament"; "the woeful plight of homeless people".
PLIGHT, noun. A solemn pledge of fidelity.
PLIGHT, verb. Give to in marriage.
PLIGHT, verb. Promise solemnly and formally; "I pledge that I will honor my wife".

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