Hight
Hight Hight, v. t. & i. [imp. {Hight}, {Hot}, p. p. {Hight}, {Hote} (?), {Hoten} (?). See {Hote}.] [OE. heiten, highten, haten, hoten; also hight, hatte, hette, is called, was called, AS. h[=a]tan to call, name, be called, to command, promise; also h[=a]tte is called, was called; akin to G. heissen to call, be called, bid, Goth. haitan to call, in the passive, to be called.] 1. To be called or named. [Archaic & Poetic.] [1913 Webster]

Note: In the form hight, it is used in a passive sense as a present, meaning is called or named, also as a preterite, was called or named. This form has also been used as a past participle. See {Hote}. [1913 Webster]

The great poet of Italy, That highte Dante. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Bright was her hue, and Geraldine she hight. --Surrey. [1913 Webster]

Entered then into the church the Reverend Teacher. Father he hight, and he was, in the parish. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

Childe Harold was he hight. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

2. To command; to direct; to impel. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

But the sad steel seized not where it was hight Upon the child, but somewhat short did fall. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. To commit; to intrust. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Yet charge of them was to a porter hight. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

4. To promise. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He had hold his day, as he had hight. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hight — Hight, v. t. & i. [imp. {Hight}, {Hot}, p. p. {Hight}, {Hote} (?), {Hoten} (?). See {Hote}.] [OE. heiten, highten, haten, hoten; also hight, hatte, hette, is called, was called, AS. h[=a]tan to call, name, be called, to command, promise; also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hight — Hight, v. t. & i. [imp. {Hight}, {Hot}, p. p. {Hight}, {Hote} (?), {Hoten} (?). See {Hote}.] [OE. heiten, highten, haten, hoten; also hight, hatte, hette, is called, was called, AS. h[=a]tan to call, name, be called, to command, promise; also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • hight — [hīt] adj. [ME highte, merging OE hatte, pass. pt. with heht, active pt. of hatan, to command, call: confused in sense with ME hoten, pp. of same v.: akin to Ger heissen < IE base * kēi , to move] Archaic named; called [a maiden hight Elaine] …   English World dictionary

  • hight — (v.) named, called (archaic), from levelled pp. of M.E. highte, from O.E. hatte I am called (passive of hatan to call, name, command ) merged with heht called, active past tense of the same verb. Hatte was the only survival in O.E. of the old… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hight — Height Height (h[imac]t), n. [Written also {hight}.] [OE. heighte, heght, heighthe, AS. he[ a]h[eth]u, h[=e]h[eth]u fr. heah high; akin to D. hoogte, Sw. h[ o]jd, Dan. h[ o]ide, Icel. h[ae][eth], Goth. hauhi[thorn]a. See {High}.] 1. The condition …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hight — be·hight; hight; …   English syllables

  • hight — hight1 /huyt/, adj. Archaic. called or named: Childe Harold was he hight. [bef. 900; ME; OE heht, reduplicated preterit of hatan to name, call, promise, command (c. G heissen to call, be called, mean); akin to BEHEST] hight2 /huyt/, n. height. *… …   Universalium

  • hight — [[t]haɪt[/t]] adj. archaic called or named: Childe Harold was he hight[/ex] • Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE heht, preterit of hātan to name, call, promise; akin to behest …   From formal English to slang

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