from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Archaic To dress; adorn.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To deal with, handle.
- v. To have sexual intercourse with.
- v. To dispose, put (in a given state or condition).
- v. To compose, make.
- v. To furnish, equip.
- v. To dress, array; to adorn.
- v. To make ready, prepare.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To prepare; to put in order; hence, to dress, or put on; to array; to adorn.
- transitive v. To have sexual intercourse with.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To set in order; arrange; dispose.
- Reflexively, to set or address.
- To put into a certain condition or position.
- To dispose of; treat.
- To prepare; make ready.
- To prepare or make ready by dressing or cooking.
- To prepare or make ready by equipping or arraying; dress; equip; array; deck; adorn.
- To put into the proper or any desired condition by removing obstructions or inequalities; dress; clean.
- By sifting or winnowing: as, to dight corn. [In sense 6, Scotch (pronounced dicht and sometimes spelled dicht) and North. Eng.]
- Finely; well.
Middle English dighten, from Old English dihtan, to arrange, from Latin dictāre, to dictate, order; see dictate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English dihtan, from Latin dictāre. Compare dictate; and also parallel formations in German dichten, Dutch dichten, Swedish dikta. (Wiktionary)