Found 4 items, similar to plight.
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n 1: a situation from which extrication is difficult especially
an unpleasant or trying one; “finds himself in a most
; “the woeful plight of homeless
2: a solemn pledge of fidelity [syn: troth
v 1: give to in marriage [syn: betroth
2: promise solemnly and formally; “I pledge that will honor my
English → English
A network; a plait; a fold; rarely a garment. [Obs.] “Many a
, n. [OE. pliht danger, engagement, AS. pliht
danger, fr. ple['o]n to risk; akin to D. plicht duty, G.
pflicht, Dan. pligt. [root]28. Cf. Play
1. That which is exposed to risk; that which is plighted or
pledged; security; a gage; a pledge. “That lord whose
hand must take my plight.”
2. [Perh. the same word as plight a pledge, but at least
influenced by OF. plite, pliste, ploit, ploi, a condition,
state; cf. E. plight to fold, and F. pli a fold, habit,
plier to fold, E. ply.] Condition; state; -- risk, or
exposure to danger, often being implied; as, a luckless
plight. “Your plight is pitied.”
To bring our craft all in another plight --Chaucer.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plighted
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [AS. plihtan to expose to danger, pliht
danger;cf. D. verplichten to oblige, engage, impose a duty,
G. verpflichten, Sw. f["o]rplikta, Dan. forpligte. See
1. To pledge; to give as a pledge for the performance of some
act; as, to plight faith, honor, word; -- never applied to
property or goods. “ To do them plighte their troth.”
He plighted his right hand
Unto another love, and to another land. --Spenser.
Here my inviolable faith I plight. --Dryden.
2. To promise; to engage; to betroth.
Before its setting hour, divide
The bridegroom from the plighted bride. --Sir W.
imp. & p. p. of Plight
, to pledge. --Chaucer.
imp. & p. p. of Pluck
, v. t. [OE. pliten; probably through Old French,
fr. LL. plectare, L. plectere. See Plait
To weave; to braid; to fold; to plait.[Obs.] “To sew and
A plighted garment of divers colors. --Milton.