AskDefine | Define bedight

Dictionary Definition

bedight v : decorate; "deck the halls with holly" [syn: deck, bedeck]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Be- + dight.

Pronunciation

IPA /bɪ'dʌɪt/

Verb

bedight
  1. to equip or bedeck
    • 1922: Who comes through Michan’s land, bedight in sable armour? O’Bloom, the son of Rory: it is he. (Joyce, Ulysses)
    • 1843: In half a minute Mrs Cratchit entered -- flushed, but smiling proudly -- with the pudding, like a speckled cannon-ball, so hard and firm, blazing in half of half-a-quartern of ignited brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top. (Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas )
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