What does plight mean?

Definitions for plightplaɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word plight.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. predicament, quandary, plight(noun)

    a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one

    "finds himself in a most awkward predicament"; "the woeful plight of homeless people"

  2. plight, troth(verb)

    a solemn pledge of fidelity

  3. betroth, engage, affiance, plight(verb)

    give to in marriage

  4. pledge, plight(verb)

    promise solemnly and formally

    "I pledge that I will honor my wife"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plight

    imp. & p. p. of Plight, to pledge

  2. Plight

    imp. & p. p. of Pluck

  3. Plight(verb)

    to weave; to braid; to fold; to plait

  4. Plight(noun)

    a network; a plait; a fold; rarely a garment

  5. Plight(noun)

    that which is exposed to risk; that which is plighted or pledged; security; a gage; a pledge

  6. Plight(noun)

    condition; state; -- risk, or exposure to danger, often being implied; as, a luckless plight

  7. Plight(noun)

    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

  8. Plight(noun)

    to promise; to engage; to betroth

  9. Origin: [OE. pliten; probably through Old French, fr. LL. plectare, L. plectere. See Plait, Ply.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plight

    plīt, n. something exposed to risk: security: pledge: engagement: promise.—v.t. to pledge: to promise solemnly: to give as security.—n. Plight′er, one who, or that which, plights. [A.S. pliht, risk, danger—plión, to imperil; cog. with Dut. pligt, Ger. pflicht, an obligation.]

  2. Plight

    plīt, n. condition: state (either good or bad). [O. Fr. plite—L. plicitus, plicāre, to fold.]

  3. Plight

    plīt, v.t. to plait, to braid, to weave.—n. (Spens.) a plait, a fold. [L. plectĕre, freq. of plicäre, to fold.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plight in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Stephen Nass:

    I don't trust the unelected Board of Regents to prioritize the plight of middle-class families.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    It takes only a belief in a better tomorrow/positive change to bear up i.e. to be and remain cheerful/hopeful even in the face of a difficulty/plight.

  3. Charles Schumer:

    The plight of uninsured Americans and the hardships caused by unfair insurance company practices certainly needed to be addressed. But it wasn't the change we were hired to make.

  4. Mickey Mehta:

    Be a lover and not a fighter. Being a lover gives you all the magical might but as a fighter it's an ugly plight. Win this world with love don't terrorize, love one love all simply MickeyMize.

  5. Rod Doss:

    What the Courier is doing is letting everyone know what the plight of African-Americans is. in many instances we've been in the vanguard of creating change, because we do challenge the community from within.

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