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  1. hightverb

    To call, name.

  2. hightverb

    To be called or named.

  3. hightadjective

    Called, named.

  4. Etymology: From hight, from heht, from *hehait-, reduplicate preterite base of haitanan, from key(w)-. Cognate with heten, heißen, hedde, heten, and heta, cieo. More at citation.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hight

    This is an imperfect verb, used only in the preterite tense with a passive signification:

    Etymology: hatan, to call, Saxon; hessen, to be called, German.

    The city of the great king hight it well,
    Wherein eternal peace and happiness doth dwell. Fa. Queen.

    Within this homestead liv’d, without a peer
    For crowing loud, the noble Chanticleer,
    So hight her cock. John Dryden, Nun’s Priest.

    Amongst the rest a good old woman was,
    Hight mother Hubberd. Hubberd’s Tale.


  1. hight

    Mount Hight is a mountain located in Coos County, New Hampshire. The mountain is part of the Carter-Moriah Range of the White Mountains, which runs along the eastern-northeastern side of Pinkham Notch. Mount Hight is flanked on the north by South Carter Mountain across Zeta Pass, and on the southwest by Carter Dome. Although well over 4,000 feet (1,200 m) in height, the Appalachian Mountain Club does not consider Hight a "four-thousand footer" because the col on the ridge from Carter Dome only descends 125 ft (38 m), making it a secondary summit of that peak. The balding summit of Mount Hight has the broadest views of any summit of the Carter-Moriah Range. Conversely, Carter Dome, the highest peak in the range, is wooded and has only limited views.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hightnoun

    a variant of Height

  2. Hight

    of Hight

  3. Hight

    of Hight

  4. Hight

    to be called or named

  5. Hight

    to command; to direct; to impel

  6. Hight

    to commit; to intrust

  7. Hight

    to promise

  8. Etymology: [OE. heiten, highten, haten, hoten; also hight, hatte, hette, is called, was called, AS. htan to call, name, be called, to command, promise; also htte is called, was called; akin to G. heissen to call, be called, bid, Goth. haitan to call, in the passive, to be called.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hight

    hīt, v.t. to command: (Spens.) to call, name.—v.i. (orig. pass.) to be called or named, to have as a name; therefore third pers. sing., Hight=he was or is called. [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.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HIGHT

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hight is ranked #6094 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Hight surname appeared 5,629 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Hight.

    86.6% or 4,876 total occurrences were White.
    6.9% or 391 total occurrences were Black.
    2.7% or 154 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 121 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.1% or 67 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 20 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hight in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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