Behight
Behight Be*hight", v. t. [imp. {Behight}; p. p. {Behight}, {Behoten}.] [OE. bihaten, AS. beh[=a]tan to vow, promise; pref. be- + h[=a]tan to call, command. See {Hight}, v.] [Obs. in all its senses.] 1. To promise; to vow. [1913 Webster]

Behight by vow unto the chaste Minerve. --Surrey. [1913 Webster]

2. To give in trust; to commit; to intrust. [1913 Webster]

The keys are to thy hand behight. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. To adjudge; to assign by authority. [1913 Webster]

The second was to Triamond behight. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

4. To mean, or intend. [1913 Webster]

More than heart behighteth. --Mir. for Mag. [1913 Webster]

5. To consider or esteem to be; to declare to be. [1913 Webster]

All the lookers-on him dead behight. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

6. To call; to name; to address. [1913 Webster]

Whom . . . he knew and thus behight. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

7. To command; to order. [1913 Webster]

He behight those gates to be unbarred. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


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  • Behight — Be*hight , v. t. [imp. {Behight}; p. p. {Behight}, {Behoten}.] [OE. bihaten, AS. beh[=a]tan to vow, promise; pref. be + h[=a]tan to call, command. See {Hight}, v.] [Obs. in all its senses.] 1. To promise; to vow. [1913 Webster] Behight by vow… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Behight — Be*hight , v. t. [imp. {Behight}; p. p. {Behight}, {Behoten}.] [OE. bihaten, AS. beh[=a]tan to vow, promise; pref. be + h[=a]tan to call, command. See {Hight}, v.] [Obs. in all its senses.] 1. To promise; to vow. [1913 Webster] Behight by vow… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Behight — Be*hight , n. A vow; a promise. [Obs.] Surrey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Behoten — Behight Be*hight , v. t. [imp. {Behight}; p. p. {Behight}, {Behoten}.] [OE. bihaten, AS. beh[=a]tan to vow, promise; pref. be + h[=a]tan to call, command. See {Hight}, v.] [Obs. in all its senses.] 1. To promise; to vow. [1913 Webster] Behight by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Behete — Be*hete , v. t. See {Behight}. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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