Pronunciation Verb

hight (past and past participle hight)
hight is only the preterite or past participle, not the infinitive or present.

  1. (archaic, transitive) To call, name.
    • Childe Harold was he hight.
  2. (archaic, intransitive) To be called or named.
    • Bright was her hue, and Geraldine she hight.
  3. (archaic, dialectal) To command; to enjoin.
    I hight ye take me wi' ye. I ne can no lenger her b'live.
Translations Adjective

hight (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Called, named.
    Synonyms: yclept
    • 1886-88, Richard F. Burton, The Supplemental Nights to the Thousand Nights and a Night, Night 514:
      […] there dwelt in a city of the cities of China a man which was a tailor, withal a pauper, and he had one son, Alaeddin hight.
  • Russian: называ́емый

hight (plural hights)

  1. Obsolete form of height#English|height.

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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