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

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

  2. Plight

    imp. & p. p. of Pluck

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

  3. Plight(verb)

    to weave; to braid; to fold; to plait

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

  4. Plight(noun)

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

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

  5. Plight(noun)

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

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

  6. Plight(noun)

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

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

  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

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

  8. Plight(noun)

    to promise; to engage; to betroth

    Etymology: [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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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. 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, we would have been better able to address it if Democrats had first proposed and passed bold programs aimed at a broader swath of the middle class.

  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. 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.

  4. Alec Baldwin:

    I've done a lot of environmental work back home related to climate change. I've tried to be as big of a rock in (their) shoe as I can to the oil industry and the nuclear industry. I'm heavy-heavy coming down on extractive industries in the United States and abroad. But the plight of indigenous people -- which is why we're here -- I hadn't thought about this until now. I had no idea who Diana Rios was or who her father was -- and the guy was killed by hit men for illegal logging obligations.

  5. Spencer Pratt:

    Patridge explained. HEIDI MONTAG THINKS DIVERSITY MEANS DIFFERENT HAIR COLOR Patridge also called Cavallari a tough girl, and Montag, 33, echoed the notion, adding, She is one of the most resilient, awesome, powerful women. Pratt also quipped in banter that the entrepreneur would likely parlay her plight into opportunities beyond what shes already accomplished in her career. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP I guarantee you she writes a New York Times bestseller, How to Divorce and Win.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. indiscernible
    • B. soft-witted
    • C. epidemic
    • D. tacky

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