Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Named or called.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See height.
  • To command; order; bid.
  • To promise; assure.
  • [In this sense Chaucer has only the preterit and past participle, never the present.]
  • To call; name.
  • To mention.
  • (orig. passive.) To be called; be named; have as a name.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A variant of height.
  • verb Archaic & Poetic. To be called or named.
  • verb obsolete To command; to direct; to impel.
  • verb obsolete To commit; to intrust.
  • verb obsolete To promise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb archaic, transitive To call, name.
  • verb archaic, intransitive To be called or named.
  • adjective archaic Called, named.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, past participle of highten, hihten, to call, be called, from hehte, hight, past tense of hoten, from Old English hātan; see keiə- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English hight (alternative past participle of hoten, "to be named, be called"), from Old English hēht (preterite of hātan, "to be named, be called"), from *hehait-, reduplicate preterite base of Proto-Germanic *haitanan (“to call, command, summon”), from Proto-Indo-European *key(w)-, *kyew- (“to set in motion”). Cognate with Low German heten, German heißen, Danish hedde, Dutch heten, and Swedish heta, Latin cieō ("I call, I set in motion").

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  • named.

    November 22, 2008