Bight

  • 1 Bight — (b[imac]t), n. [OE. bi[yogh]t a bending; cf. Sw. & Dan. bugt bend, bay; fr. AS. byht, fr. b[=u]gan. [root]88. Cf. {Bout}, {Bought} a bend, and see {Bow}, v.] 1. A corner, bend, or angle; a hollow; as, the bight of a horse s knee; the bight of an… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 bight — (n.) O.E. byht bend, angle, corner (related to bow), from P.Gmc. *buhtiz (Cf. M.L.G. bucht, Ger. Bucht, Du. bocht, Dan. bught bight, bay ), from PIE root *bheug (3) to bend, with derivatives referring to bent, pliable, or curved objects (Cf. O.E …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 bight — [bīt] n. [ME < OE byht < base of bugan (see BOW1); akin to Du & Ger bucht] 1. Obs. a bend, angle, or hollow, specif. of a body structure 2. a loop or slack part in a rope 3. a curve in a river, coastline, etc. 4. a bay formed by such a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 bight — [baıt] n [: Old English; Origin: byht] a slight bend or curve in a coast …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 bight — [ baıt ] noun count a long curved part of the coast or a large river …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 bight — ► NOUN 1) a curve or recess in a coastline or other geographical feature. 2) a loop of rope. ORIGIN Old English …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 bight — noun /baɪt/ a) A corner, bend, or angle; a hollow; as, the bight of a horses knee; the bight of an elbow. I spied a bight of meadow some way below the roadway in an angle of the river. (Robert Louis Stevenson, ) b) An area of sea lying between… …

    Wiktionary

  • 8 bight — /buyt/, n. 1. the middle part of a rope, as distinguished from the ends. 2. the loop or bent part of a rope, as distinguished from the ends. 3. a bend or curve in the shore of a sea or river. 4. a body of water bounded by such a bend. 5. a bay or …

    Universalium

  • 9 Bight — A bight may refer to:* bight (geography), recess of a coast or bay. * bight (knot), a curved section, slack part, or loop in rope (used in the terminology of knot tying)ee also* Bite (disambiguation) * Byte …

    Wikipedia

  • 10 bight — UK [baɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms bight : singular bight plural bights a long curved part of the coast or a large river …

    English dictionary

  • 11 Bight — A bend; used geographically, a bend in a river. It has a rare use at Lincoln, in a street named East Bight: an eastward street with a sharp bend …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 12 bight — [[t]baɪt[/t]] n. 1) navig. a loop or slack part in a rope 2) geo a bend or curve in the shore of a sea or river 3) geo a body of water bounded by such a bend 4) geo a bay or gulf 5) to fasten with a bight of rope • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME byght …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 bight — /baɪt / (say buyt) noun 1. the part of a rope between the ends. 2. the loop or bent part of a rope, as distinguished from the ends. 3. an inward bend or curve in the shore of a sea or a river. 4. a body of water bounded by such a bend; a bay.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 bight — A bend in a coast forming an open bay or an open bay formed by such a bend …

    Military dictionary

  • 15 bight — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English byht bend, bay; akin to Old English būgan to bend more at bow Date: 15th century 1. a bend in a coast forming an open bay; also a bay formed by such a bend 2. a slack part or loop in a rope …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 bight — 1) an indentation of the coast forming a large open bay 2) the part of a line between the end and the standing part on which a knot is formed 3) bucht …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 17 bight — Synonyms and related words: L, angle, apex, arm, armlet, bay, bayou, belt, bend, bifurcation, boca, cant, chevron, coin, corner, cove, crank, creek, crook, crotchet, deflection, dogleg, elbow, ell, estuary, euripus, fjord, fork, frith, furcation …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 bight — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A body of water partly enclosed by land but having a wide outlet to the sea: bay1, cove, inlet. See TERRITORY …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 bight — see BOW …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 bight — bite, byte …

    American English homophones


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