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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wight  \Wight\,  a.  [OE.  wight,  wiht,  probably  of  Scand.  origin; 
  cf  Icel.  v[=i]gr  in  fighting  condition,  neut.  v[=i]gh  ??? 
  v[=i]g  war,  akin  to  AS  w[=i]g  See  {Vanquish}.] 
  Swift;  nimble;  agile;  strong  and  active.  [Obs.  or  Poetic] 
 
  'T  is  full  wight,  God  wot,  as  is  a  roe.  --Chaucer. 
 
  He  was  so  wimble  and  so  wight.  --Spenser. 
 
  They  were  Night  and  Day  and  Day  and  Night,  Pilgrims 
  wight  with  steps  forthright.  --Emerson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wight  \Wight\,  n. 
  Weight.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wight  \Wight\,  n.  [OE.  wight,  wiht,  a  wight,  a  whit,  AS  wiht, 
  wuht,  a  creature,  a  thing  skin  to  D.  wicht  a  child,  OS  & 
  OHG.  wiht  a  creature,  thing  G.  wicht  a  creature,  Icel. 
  v[ae]tt?  a  wight,  v[ae]tt?  a  whit,  Goth.  wa['i]hts,  wa['i]ht, 
  thing  cf  Russ.  veshche  a  thing  ?.  Cf  {Whit}.] 
  1.  A  whit;  a  bit;  a  jot.  [Obs.] 
 
  She  was  fallen  asleep  a  little  wight.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  A  supernatural  being  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  3.  A  human  being  a  person,  either  male  or  female;  --  now 
  used  chiefly  in  irony  or  burlesque,  or  in  humorous 
  language.  ``Worst  of  all  wightes.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  Every  wight  that  hath  discretion.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Oh  say  me  true  if  thou  wert  mortal  wight.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wight 
  n  :  a  human  being  `wight'  is  an  archaic  term  [syn:  {creature}] 




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