from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To vow, promise (someone).
- v. To be designated.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A vow; a promise.
- transitive v. To promise; to vow.
- transitive v. To give in trust; to commit; to intrust.
- transitive v. To adjudge; to assign by authority.
- transitive v. To mean, or intend.
- transitive v. To consider or esteem to be; to declare to be.
- transitive v. To call; to name; to address.
- transitive v. To command; to order.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To promise; vow.
- To call; name.
- To address.
- To pronounce; declare to be.
- To mean; intend.
- To commit; intrust.
- To adjudge.
- To command; ordain.
- To address one's self.
- n. A promise; vow; pledge.
Slytt þe bely of the hyndur part / & so do ye right, and alle hoole take owt þe fische, like as y yow behight.
But Leonard would not with them; and Hugh behight him, if he lived and did well, to come back somehow to the
Wherefore I behight thee to let me serve thee if I may whenso the occasion cometh, even if it be to my own pain and grief; for this I know thou meanest.
The guest now drew forth, not three nobles, but four, and laid them on the table, and said: Lo, my friend, the three nobles which I behight thee! now are they thine; but this other thou shalt take and spend for me.
There is no people that better kiepeth their promise and couenaunt, then thei doe, and thus thei behight it.
And among all other folk, they say that they be best beloved of God, and that to them belongeth the heritage that God behight to his beloved children.
Lord Jesu Christ; the which is the same land that our Lord behight us in heritage.
And those, he said, were angels of God, and that place was Paradise, that God had behight to his friends, saying, DABO VOBIS TERRAM FLUENTEM LACTE ET MELLE.
Also, Sir Launcelot, Galahad prayed you to remember of this unsiker world as ye behight him when ye were together more than half a year.
Then they traced and traversed, and waxed wonderly wroth, and either behight other death; they hewed so fast with their swords that they cut in down half their swords and mails, that the bare flesh in some place stood above their harness.