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English Dictionary: wight by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
wight
n
  1. a human being; `wight' is an archaic term [syn: creature, wight]
  2. an isle and county of southern England in the English Channel
    Synonym(s): Wight, Isle of Wight
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wight \Wight\, a. [OE. wight, wiht, probably of Scand. origin;
      cf. Icel. v[c6]gr in fighting condition, neut. v[c6]gh
      [?][?][?] v[c6]g war, akin to AS. w[c6]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[91]tt[?] a wight, v[91]tt[?] a whit, Goth. wa[a1]hts,
      wa[a1]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. [bd]Worst of all wightes.[b8] --Chaucer.
  
                     Every wight that hath discretion.      --Chaucer.
  
                     Oh, say me true if thou wert mortal wight. --Milton.
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