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hight

Syllabification: hight
Pronunciation: /hīt
 
/

Definition of hight in English:

adjective

[predicative] archaic or literary
Named: a little pest, hight Tommy Moore
More example sentences
  • I am hight Tudor as Beta hath told thee and I abide in mine estate many a league distant from here.

Origin

Middle English, from Old English heht, past tense of hātan 'command, call, or name', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch heten and German heissen.

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