noun• archaic or • dialect
- 1A person of a specified kind: he always was an unlucky wightMore example sentences
- On every poor wight have I ever had ruth and give them alms for love of thee.
- ‘Sweet Sirs!’ quoth the wight, ‘I'm Edgar the Knight, with my Squire so trusty and kind.’
- 1.1 • literary A spirit, ghost, or other supernatural being.More example sentences
- The bell let out an ear-shattering, death-defying ring that sent out ghosts and wights and phantoms and other eerie, unfriendly shadowlings.
- At such places ancestors, gods, goddesses, wights and other nature/spirit beings are felt most strongly, and communication with these and ‘non-human persons’ (animals, stones and so on) is said to be particularly effective.
- I am sharing food and drink with gods, goddesses, and wights of the land, other spirits, and my spiritual and religious community.
Old English wiht 'thing, creature', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wicht 'little child' and German Wicht 'creature'.
More definitions of WightDefinition of wight in:
- The US English dictionary