wight

Definitions

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    SALVAGE VESSELS OFF YARMOUTH, ISLE OF WIGHT
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Wight an isle and county of southern England in the English Channel
    • n wight a human being; `wight' is an archaic term
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wight A human being; a person, either male or female; -- now used chiefly in irony or burlesque, or in humorous language. "Worst of all wightes .""Every wight that hath discretion.""Oh, say me true if thou wert mortal wight ."
    • Wight A supernatural being.
    • Wight A whit; a bit; a jot. "She was fallen asleep a little wight ."
    • a Wight Swift; nimble; agile; strong and active. "'T is full wight , God wot, as is a roe.""He was so wimble and so wight .""They were Night and Day, and Day and Night,
      Pilgrims wight with steps forthright."
    • n Wight Weight.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wight A person, whether male or female; a human being: as, an unlucky wight.
    • n wight A preternatural, unearthly, or uncanny creature; an elf, sprite, witch, or the like.
    • n wight A space of time; a whit; a while.
    • wight Having warlike prowess; valiant; courageous; strong and active; agile; nimble; swift.
    • n wight A Middle English form of weight.
    • n wight See wite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wight wīt a creature or a person—used chiefly in sport or irony.
    • adj Wight wīt swift, nimble: courageous, strong
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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. vætt, a wight, vætt, a whit, Goth. waíhts, waíht, thing; cf. Russ. veshche, a thing. . Cf. Whit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. vígr, warlike—víg, war (A.S. wíg).

Usage

In literature:

Wake the wroth one: no lack shall there be to thy willing 660 If that wight work thou win and life therewithal.
"The Tale of Beowulf" by Anonymous
I hear from Mrs. Alfred they are got to their new abode in the Isle of Wight.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in two volumes, Vol. 1" by Edward FitzGerald
Equally dexterous at the use of whip and tongue; woe to the wight who incurs the lash of either.
"Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II." by Pierce Egan
Witless surely the wight whose sense is less than of boy-babe Two-year-old and a-sleep on trembling forearm of father.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
Mr Dennett, of the Isle of Wight, first introduced the rocket-plan in 1825.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 445" by Various
Why should the artist, if an old resident of Dunbuie fort, not have compasses, like the Cairn-wight of Lough Crew?
"The Clyde Mystery a Study in Forgeries and Folklore" by Andrew Lang
With joy approach, O Christian wight!
"In The Yule-Log Glow, Vol. IV (of IV)" by Harrison S. Morris
Lost your head, poor wight!
"Boycotted" by Talbot Baines Reed
MORLAND AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)" by Shearjashub Spooner
The ship cast anchor in St. Helen's Road, Isle of Wight, on December 9, 1764.
"Benjamin Franklin" by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
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In poetry:

Their lives’ most secret moment
From me are seldom hid —
The men they might have married,
The wretched wights they did.
"The Misanthrope" by Cicely Fox Smith
With joy approach, O Christian Wight!
Do homage to thy King;
And highly praise this humble pomp
Which He from heaven doth bring.
"Behold A Silly Tender Babe" by Robert Southwell
Hail curious Wights! to whom so fair
The form of mortal flies is!
Who deem those grubs beyond compare,
Which common sense despises.
"To the Virtuosi" by William Shenstone
"What wight art thou," the ladye sayd,
"That wilt not speake to mee;
Sir, I may chance to ease thy paine,
Though I bee foule to see."
"The Marriage of Sir Gawaine" by Anonymous British
I see the flowers and spreading trees,
I hear the wild birds singing;
But what a weary wight can please,
And care his bosom wringing?
"Craigieburn Wood" by Robert Burns
"Another may I'll never wed,
Another may I'll never bring hame."
But, sighing, said that weary wight--
I wish my life were at an end!"
"Willie's Ladye" by Andrew Lang

In news:

Isle of Wight to pursue pre-clearance waiver.
Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Thursday to hire legal counsel to pursue opting out of the.
Isle of Wight deputy charged in accident.
ISLE OF WIGHT – State police on Friday charged.
Isle of Wight supervisors to meet Thursday.
To be with his dad's extended family, and then moved to McAlester before Wight 's second-grade year.
Now a senior at McAlester High School, Wight has found home here in McAlester.
Football, Wight said Tuesday, has been one of the keys to building that feeling of community.
Lee D Wight passed away July 8, 2012 at the age of 87.
Wight started his dentistry practice in Colfax in 1960.
Franklin, Southampton & Isle of Wight , Virginia.
Wight has a long history of excellence within Utah.
Of Utah's Chuck Wight Selected To Lead Weber State.
Of Utah's Chuck Wight selected to lead Weber State.
Regents select Charles A 'Chuck' Wight to replace retiring President F Ann Millner.
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In science:

Equations 6 and 7 are the replicator equations that describe the collective and mutual evolution of the agent strategies and the network structure, by taking into account explicit coupling between the strategies and link wights.
Replicator Dynamics of Co-Evolving Networks
Eucamerotus from the Isle of Wight, England.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Eucamerotus from the Isle of Wight, England.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Sandown Bay on the Isle of Wight, were named Cetiosaurus brevis Owen, 1842.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Naish (eds.), Dinosaurs of the Isle of Wight.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
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