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Definition of "wight" []

  • Obsolete A living being; a creature. (noun)
  • Archaic Valorous; brave. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wight" in a sentence
  • "The unfortunate wight is the one who can take many glasses without betraying a sign, who must take numerous glasses in order to get the "kick.""
  • "Meantime the hump of that awful bump Into the heavens contrived to get To so great a height that they called the wight The man with the minaret."
  • "The wight is a stranger, never before did I see him about this quarter or this street."