Plight

Definition of Plight

imp. & p. 1.imp. & p. p. of Plight, to pledge.
1.imp. & p. p. of Pluck.
v. t.1.To weave; to braid; to fold; to plait.
A plighted garment of divers colors.
- Milton.
n.1.A network; a plait; a fold; rarely a garment.
1.That which is exposed to risk; that which is plighted or pledged; security; a gage; a pledge.
2.Condition; state; - risk, or exposure to danger, often being implied; as, a luckless plight.
To bring our craft all in another plight
- Chaucer.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Plighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Plighting.]
He plighted his right hand
Unto another love, and to another land.
- Spenser.
Here my inviolable faith I plight.
- Dryden.
2.To promise; to engage; to betroth.
Before its setting hour, divide
The bridegroom from the plighted bride.
- Sir W. Scott.

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