Definitions for plightplaɪt

This page provides all 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.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Pattinson:

    I did feel like being a paparazzi for a second. I do empathize with their plight.

  2. Stephen Nass:

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

  3. Murali Dhidkar:

    Government officials do not come to the village and listen to our plight. Just a few days ago, my neighbor burnt himself alive.

  4. Yacoub El Hillo:

    We saw people that are desperate, people that are cold, people that angry, people that have almost lost hope that the world cares about their plight.

  5. 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.

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