Hight

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hight A variant of Height.
    • Hight To be called or named. "The great poet of Italy,
      That highte Dante."
      "Bright was her hue, and Geraldine she hight .""Entered then into the church the Reverend Teacher.
      Father he hight , and he was, in the parish."
      "Childe Harold was he hight ."
    • Hight To command; to direct; to impel. "But the sad steel seized not where it was hight Upon the child, but somewhat short did fall."
    • Hight To commit; to intrust. "Yet charge of them was to a porter hight ."
    • Hight To promise. "He had hold his day, as he had hight ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hight See height.
    • hight To command; order; bid.
    • hight To promise; assure.
    • hight [In this sense Chaucer has only the preterit and past participle, never the present.]
    • hight To call; name.
    • hight To mention.
    • hight (orig. passive.) To be called; be named; have as a name.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hight (Milt.) obsolete form of height
    • v.t Hight hīt to command:
    • v.i Hight (orig. pass.) to be called or named, to have as a name; therefore third pers. sing., Hight=he was or is called
    • v.t Hight hīt (Spens.) to call, name
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. heiten, highten, haten, hoten,; also hight, hatte, hette, is called, was called, AS. hātan, to call, name, be called, to command, promise; also hātte, is called, was called; akin to G. heissen, to call, be called, bid, Goth. haitan, to call, in the passive, to be called
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. highte—A.S. hátte, I was called, pa.t. of hátan, to call, to be called. Cf. Ger. ich heisse, I am named, from heissen, to call.

Usage

In literature:

King Ogvald fought with that King who is hight Varin, & fell in the combat.
"The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade)" by Snorri Sturluson
On Vicksburg's hights our flag you raise, Hoosier boys!
"Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive" by Alf Burnett
Avoid 'fishy' mouths, too wide for their (the vases') hight.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862" by Various
He was well on in years, more than grizzled, but a stout and stark knight: he hight Sir Alwyn.
"The Sundering Flood" by William Morris
He says it is 'about the Common hight of a wild Plumb.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
Whichever may be the case the hight is corrected by the step-bearing screw.
"Steam Turbines" by Hubert E. Collins
Take for instance one of our men, a 'Varsity man, hight Pember, he is a dry, self-contained beggar, and lives his own life.
"A Yeoman's Letters" by P. T. Ross
The hight of this fall is one hundred and eighty-six feet, and it is fifty feet broad.
"Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California" by Mary Evarts Anderson
It were the very hight of folly to sacrifice the end to the means.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
But the plain truth is, from a vaster hight The numerous upper worlds amaze our dazzled sight.
"Democritus Platonissans" by Henry More
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In poetry:

"Father, my counselle's fair and free;
That erle he is a noble lord,
And whatsoever to him you hight,
I wold not have you breake your word."
"The Rising In The North" by Anonymous British
There ha they changed their ain twa names,
Sae far frae ony town;
And the tane o them hight Sweet Willy,
And the tither o them Roge the Roun.
"Rose The Red And White Lily" by Andrew Lang
"Thou shalte have they ransom fre,
I hight the hear this thinge;
Forr the manfullyste man yet art thowe
That ever I conqueryd in filde fighttynge."
"Chevy-Chase" by Anonymous British
I fain would win the shining goal,
So far away, so seeming fair,
But could not reach its hights alone;
Then, teacher, take me, take me there.
REVENITA.
"Mystery Of Carmel" by Madge Morris Wagner
Five miles or more, from where began the flight,
Along the summit of a woody hight,
Sir Maxey reins his courser to the ground,
And far and near for Rodney looks around.
"Saville In Trouble" by Albery Allson Whitman
"Ah! welcome thrice if but that death would come
As sweeps the avalanche from Alpine hight,
As falls the flashing storm-sent lightning-bolt,
Resistless in its terror and its might.
"It Is Life To Die" by Madge Morris Wagner

In news:

She leaves to cherish her memories and celebrate her life accomplishments, three daughters: Ida Hight of Los Angeles, CA.
Madison Art Exhibit Honors Late Artist James Hight.
Elena Hight scores an 85 to win silver in Women's SuperPipe Finals at Winter X Games Tignes 2012.
Lucas, Hight , Edwards speed to wins at Gatornationals.
Louie Vito and Elena Hight take pipe at the 2012 US Grand Prix at Mammoth.
Danny Davis and Elena Hight won the Superpipe at the Wendy's Invitational during the second stop of the Winter Dew Tour at Snowbasin in Ogden, Utah.
It was the first time Hight took the top spot in a Dew Tour competition, but Davis is no stranger to the podium.
Audrey Hight , 40, died Oct.25, 2009, at her home.
Elena Hight had a nice showing in the first Winter Dew Tour stop on Sunday.
Hight finished with a score of 82.00.
Hallie Harvey Hight , 92, died at 9:30 pm Sept 22, 2005, at the Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau.
Born Jan 19, 1913, in Morehouse, son of the late Joe and Ethel Grisham Hight , he was a member of the Morehouse First Baptist Church and had worked for Peoria, Ill.
Patrolman Henry A Hight died in 1962 after an automobile accident.
Rainier Beach 's hight was just too much for Chief Sealth.
Brownie Pearl Hight Wise, 93, resident of Old Columbia Road in Chapel Hill, Tennessee, died Friday, November 2, 2012 at Golden Living Center in Winchester.
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In science:

Simple calculations show that at hight temperatures the number of (gauge-invariant) states in string theory is much less than in quantum field theory.
String Theory or Field Theory?
Thus, we arrive at the conclusion that the only condition required for a diffusive transport (with (28) serving as an order-of-magnitude estimate for l∗ ) is  >> V0 , i.e. the particle energy must well exceed the typical hight of the potential barriers.
Cold atoms in the presence of disorder
As in Sec. 3.1, we start with an estimation of the cross section for a single scatterer- a potential barrier of hight V0 and radius R0 .
Cold atoms in the presence of disorder
The hight of the barrier, as calculated in ref. 41 , is around several TeV.
Baryogenesis, 30 Years after
However, the performance of the subsequent time to pulse hight converter (see section V.G.) ensures a similar deadtime, at least for the detector providing the start pulse.
Long-distance Bell-type tests using energy-time entangled photons
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