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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 plight /ˈplaɪt/
 境況,誓約,困境(vt.)宣誓,保證,約定

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Plight n. A network; a plait; a fold; rarely a garment. [Obs.] “Many a folded plight.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Plight, n.
 1. That which is exposed to risk; that which is plighted or pledged; security; a gage; a pledge. “That lord whose hand must take my plight.”
 2.  Condition; state; -- risk, or exposure to danger, often being implied; as, a luckless plight. “Your plight is pitied.”
    To bring our craft all in another plight   --Chaucer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Plight, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Plighting.]
 1. To pledge; to give as a pledge for the performance of some act; as, to plight faith, honor, word; -- never applied to property or goods. To do them plighte their troth.”
 He plighted his right hand
 Unto another love, and to another land.   --Spenser.
    Here my inviolable faith I plight.   --Dryden.
 2. To promise; to engage; to betroth.
 Before its setting hour, divide
 The bridegroom from the plighted bride.   --Sir W. Scott.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Plight obs. imp. & p. p. of Plight, to pledge.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Plight, v. t.  To weave; to braid; to fold; to plait.[Obs.] “To sew and plight.”
    A plighted garment of divers colors.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Plight, obs. imp. & p. p. of Pluck.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 plight
      n 1: a situation from which extrication is difficult especially
           an unpleasant or trying one; "finds himself in a most
           awkward predicament"; "the woeful plight of homeless
           people" [syn: predicament, quandary]
      2: a solemn pledge of fidelity [syn: troth]
      v 1: give to in marriage [syn: betroth, engage, affiance]
      2: promise solemnly and formally; "I pledge that will honor my
         wife" [syn: pledge]