Wight n. Weight. [Obs.]
1. A whit; a bit; a jot. [Obs.]
She was fallen asleep a little wight. --Chaucer.
2. A supernatural being. [Obs.]
3. A human being; a person, either male or female; -- now used chiefly in irony or burlesque, or in humorous language. “Worst of all wightes.”
Every wight that hath discretion. --Chaucer.
Oh, say me true if thou wert mortal wight. --Milton.
Wight, a. Swift; nimble; agile; strong and active. [Obs. or Poetic]
'T is full wight, God wot, as is a roe. --Chaucer.
He was so wimble and so wight. --Spenser.
They were Night and Day, and Day and Night,
Pilgrims wight with steps forthright. --Emerson.
n 1: a human being; `wight' is an archaic term [syn: creature]
2: an isle and county of southern England in the English
Channel [syn: Isle of Wight]