What does plight mean?

Definitions for plight
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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.]

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How to say plight in sign language?

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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

Examples of plight in a Sentence

  1. President Barack Obama:

    He is very mindful of the plight of so many immigrants who are wonderful people, working hard, making contributions, many of their children are U.S. citizens, and yet they still live in the shadows, in many cases have been deported and are separated from families.

  2. Emil Tedeschi:

    However, I don't think it would be appropriate to complain at this stage when the top European Union officials are trying the solve the plight of so many people.

  3. Jaime Imitola:

    We must help educate our patients not only in the clinic setting, but also by working with patient advocacy groups such as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the ALS Association, we all want to end the plight of our patients, and the challenges brought about by stem cell tourism are an opportunity for medical societies such as the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association to advocate against unsafe and unproven practices, and to end the exploitation of therapeutic hope.

  4. Federica Mogherini:

    With this bold agenda, the European Union has proven itself ready to address the plight of those escaping from wars, persecution and poverty, migration is a shared responsibility of all member states and all member states are called now to contribute to tackling this historical challenge.

  5. 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.

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