Plight en


  1. () imp. & p. p. of Pluck.
  2. (noun) Condition; state; -- risk, or exposure to danger, often being implied; as, a luckless plight.
  3. (v. t.) To weave; to braid; to fold; to plait.
  4. () imp. & p. p. of Plight, to pledge.
  5. (noun) That which is exposed to risk; that which is plighted or pledged; security; a gage; a pledge.
  6. (noun) To promise; to engage; to betroth.
  7. (noun) 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.
  8. (noun) A network; a plait; a fold; rarely a garment.
Word: plight
Pronunciation of plight: 'plIt
Function of plight: transitive verb
Origin of plight: Middle English, from Old English plihtan to endanger, from pliht danger; akin to Old English plEon to expose to danger, Old High German pflegan to take care of
: to put or give in pledge : ENGAGE <plight one's troth>
- plight·er noun

Synonyms of plight

Affiance, Betroth, Engage, Pledge, Predicament, Quandary, Troth,