American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Obsolete A living being; a creature.
- adj. Archaic Valorous; brave.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person, whether male or female; a human being: as, an unlucky wight.
- n. A preternatural, unearthly, or uncanny creature; an elf, sprite, witch, or the like.
- n. A space of time; a whit; a while.
- Having warlike prowess; valiant; courageous; strong and active; agile; nimble; swift.
- n. A Middle English form of weight.
- n. See wite.
- n. archaic A living creature, especially a human being.
- n. paganism A being of one of the Nine Worlds of heathen belief, especially a nature spirit, elf or ancestor.
- n. poetic A ghost or other supernatural entity.
- n. fantasy A wraith-like creature.
- adj. Brave, valorous, strong.
- adj. Strong; stout; active.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Weight.
- n. obsolete A whit; a bit; a jot.
- n. obsolete A supernatural being.
- n. A human being; a person, either male or female; -- now used chiefly in irony or burlesque, or in humorous language.
- adj. Obs. or Poetic Swift; nimble; agile; strong and active.
- n. an isle and county of southern England in the English Channel
- n. a human being; `wight' is an archaic term
- From Middle English, from Old Norse vígt, neuter of vígr ("skilled in fighting, of age"), cognate with Old English wīġ. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English wiht; see wekti- in Indo-European roots.Middle English, from Old Norse vīgt, neuter of vīgr, able to fight; see weik-3 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The unfortunate wight is the one who can take many glasses without betraying a sign, who must take numerous glasses in order to get the "kick.”
“Meantime the hump of that awful bump Into the heavens contrived to get To so great a height that they called the wight The man with the minaret.”
“The wight is a stranger, never before did I see him about this quarter or this street.”
“Or you could use Wraith, but the words wight and wraith have identical meanings in fantasy literature.”
“Nor was he ever really himself until he felt the mellow warmth of the vine singing in his blood He was an artist, it is true, always an artist; but somehow, sober the high pitch and lilt went out of his thought-processes and he was prone to be as deadly dull as a British Sunday — not dull as other men are dull, but dull when measured by the sprightly wight that”
“That's about 220 live wight, very big for a PA mountain deer.”
“Yes | No | Report from gman3186 wrote 1 day 48 min ago johnycakes i hunt in isle of wight county”
“Nowadays, I love watching & listening to some open air music festivals (like the Gladstonbury festival, the Isle of wight Festival) ... in the comfort of my home!”
“Yes | No | Report from gman3186 wrote 25 weeks 6 days ago as a matter of fact i hunt in isle of wight county born and raised in windsor virginia which is in isle of wight county im glad someone pointed out the fact about the dogs i dont belong to a club but still shoot the deer they run to me.”
“Chaucer once wrote “He was a very parfait gentil knight, who never yet no villanie ne said unto no manner wight.””
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