plight definition

  • noun:
    • a scenario, especially a poor or unfortunate one. See Synonyms at predicament.
    • A solemn pledge, at the time of trust.
    • obligation for ensuing consequences; threat; danger; peril.
    • An instance of danger or peril; a dangerous minute or circumstance.
    • whatever is subjected to risk; that which is plighted or pledged; safety; a gage; a pledge.
    • A network; a plait; a fold; seldom a garment.
    • A network; a plait; a fold; hardly ever a garment.
    • whatever is confronted with exposure; what is plighted or pledged; safety; a gage; a pledge.
    • state; condition; -- threat, or exposure to danger, usually being implied.
    • Peril; risk; harm; harm.
    • A solemn promise or involvement regarding a matter of really serious private moment; solemn assurance or pledge.
    • Condition; position; state; circumstance; predicament.
    • In particular— A bad condition or state; a distressed or distressing condition or predicament; misfortune.
    • A good condition or condition.
    • A fold; a plait.
    • An obsolete preterit and previous participle of pluck.
    • a solemn pledge of fidelity
    • a scenario from where extrication is hard specially an unpleasant or attempting one
  • verb-transitive:
    • To guarantee or bind by a solemn pledge, specifically to betroth.
    • to offer or pledge (one's word or oath, like).
    • To weave; to braid; to fold; to plait.
    • To pledge; to offer as a pledge when it comes to performance of some work; because, to plight trust, honor, word; -- never put on home or items.
    • To guarantee; to interact; to betroth.
  • idiom:
    • plight (one's) troth In order to become engaged to marry.
    • plight (one's) troth to provide an individual's solemn oath.
  • verb:
    • to reveal to exposure; to pledge.
    • especially, to pledge (one's troth etc.) within a married relationship ceremony.
    • To guarantee (oneself) to someone, or even to make a move.
    • To weave; to braid; to fold; to plait.
    • pledge solemnly and officially
    • give in-marriage
  • others:
    • imp. & p. p. of plight, to pledge.
    • imp. & p. p. of pluck.
    • To engage by solemn guarantee; pledge; engage or bind your self by pledging: since, to plight your hand, word, honor, trust, truth, vows, etc.
    • Synonyms Pledge, Plight. Pledge is applied to property as well as to word, faith, truth, honor, etc. Plight is now chiefly poetic or rhetorical; to plight honor is, as it were, to deposit it in pledge for the performance of an act—not often for the truth of a statement—to be forfeited if the act is not performed.
    • To weave; plait; fold. See plait.
    • To combine or put together within one's head.

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