• (America, British) IPA: /daɪt/
  • (Canada) IPA: [dʌɪt]

dight (dights, present participle dighting; past and past participle dight)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To deal with, handle.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To have sexual intercourse with.
    • 1387-1400, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Manciple's Prologue:
      Ne telleth nevere no man in youre lyf
      How that another man hath dight his wyf;
  3. (obsolete, transitive) To dispose, put (in a given state or condition).
  4. (obsolete, transitive) To compose, make.
    • 14thc., Anonymous, The Chester Mystery Plays, Noah's Flood:
      Japhet's Wife: And I will gather chippes here / To make a fyer for you in feare, / And for to dighte your dinnere / Agayne you come in.
  5. (archaic, transitive, of facial features) To be formed or composed (of).
    • 1885, Richard F. Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night:
      […] nor is there found, in sea or on land, a sweeter or pleasanter of gifts than she; for she is prime in comeliness and seemlihead of face and symmetrical shape of perfect grace; her check is ruddy dight, her brow flower white, her teeth gem-bright, her eyes blackest black and whitest white, her hips of heavy weight, her waist slight and her favour exquisite.
  6. (archaic, transitive) To furnish, equip.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/cme/MaloryWks2/1:4.15?rgn=div2;view=fulltext chapter xv], in Le Morte Darthur, book II:
      And whan balyn was wepenles he ranne in to a chamber for to seke somme wepen / and soo fro chamber to chamber / and no wepen he coude fynde / and alweyes kynge Pellam after hym / And at the last he entryd in to a chambyr that was merueillously wel dyȝte and rychely
  7. (archaic, transitive) To dress, array; to adorn.
  8. (archaic, transitive) To make ready, prepare.
Synonyms Adjective


  1. (obsolete) Disposed; adorned.


  1. (obsolete) Finely.
    Synonyms: dightly

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