archaic
: being called : named

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, past participle (earlier past) of hoten to command, call, be called, from Old English hātan; akin to Old High German heizzan to command, call

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hight was in the 15th century

Dictionary Entries Near hight

Cite this Entry

“Hight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hight. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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