Meaning of hight in English:


Pronunciation /hʌɪt/

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archaic, literary predicative
  • Named; called.

    ‘a little pest, hight Tommy Moore’
    • ‘I am hight Tudor as Beta hath told thee and I abide in mine estate many a league distant from here.’


Middle English past participle of hight ‘to name or command’, from Old English heht, past tense of hātan ‘to command, call, or name’, of Germanic origin.