Definition of Plight

1. Noun. A situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one. "The woeful plight of homeless people"

Exact synonyms: Predicament, Quandary
Specialized synonyms: Care, Box, Corner, Hot Water
Generic synonyms: Difficulty



2. Verb. Give to in marriage.
Exact synonyms: Affiance, Betroth, Engage
Generic synonyms: Vow
Derivative terms: Betrothal, Engagement

3. Noun. A solemn pledge of fidelity.
Exact synonyms: Troth
Generic synonyms: Assurance, Pledge

4. Verb. Promise solemnly and formally. "They plight to move "; "I pledge that I will honor my wife"
Exact synonyms: Pledge
Generic synonyms: Assure, Promise
Specialized synonyms: Vow, Guarantee, Vouch, Covenant, Covenant
Derivative terms: Pledge, Pledger

Definition of Plight

1. v. t. To weave; to braid; to fold; to plait.

2. n. A network; a plait; a fold; rarely a garment.

3. n. That which is exposed to risk; that which is plighted or pledged; security; a gage; a pledge.

4. v. t. To pledge; to give as a pledge for the performance of some act; as, to plight faith, honor, word; -- never applied to property or goods.

Definition of Plight

1. Noun. (context: now chiefly dialectal) Responsibility for ensuing consequences; risk; danger; peril. ¹

2. Noun. (context: now chiefly dialectal) An instance of danger or peril; a dangerous moment or situation. ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) That which is exposed to risk; that which is plighted or pledged; security; a gage; a pledge. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive now rare) To expose to risk; to pledge. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) Specifically, to pledge (one's troth etc.) as part of a marriage ceremony. ¹

6. Verb. (reflexive) To promise (oneself) to someone, or to do something. ¹

7. Noun. A dire or unfortunate situation. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

8. Noun. (rare) A (neutral) condition or state. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

9. Verb. (obsolete) To weave; to braid; to fold; to plait. ¹

10. Noun. (obsolete) A network; a plait; a fold; rarely a garment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Plight

1. to promise or bind by a solemn pledge [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plight

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Literary usage of Plight

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Nor Hector knew their plight; for still he fought Far on the battle's left beside the banks Of swift Scamander ; where the cry had wax'd Round mighty Nestor ..."

2. The Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare, Evangeline Maria O'Connor (1901)
"plight, troth-plight; I. i. 103. Plumed helm; IV. ii. 57. Cp the annexed cut from a print depicting the triumph of the Emperor Maximilian I., c. 1519. ..."

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