Be*hight" (?), v. t. [imp. Behight; p. p. Behight, Behoten.] [OE. bihaten, AS. behatan to vow, promise; pref. be- + hatan to call, command. See Hight, v.] [Obs. in all its senses.]

1.

To promise; to vow.

Behight by vow unto the chaste Minerve. Surrey.

2.

To give in trust; to commit; to intrust.

The keys are to thy hand behight. Spenser.

3.

To adjudge; to assign by authority.

The second was to Triamond behight. Spenser.

4.

To mean, or intend.

More than heart behighteth. Mir. for Mag.

5.

To consider or esteem to be; to declare to be.

All the lookers-on him dead behight. Spenser.

6.

To call; to name; to address.

Whom . . . he knew and thus behight. Spenser.

7.

To command; to order.

He behight those gates to be unbarred. Spenser.

 

© Webster 1913.


Be*hight", n.

A vow; a promise.

[Obs.]

Surrey.

 

© Webster 1913.

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