BehightBe*hight"\, v. t. [imp. Behight; p. p. Behight, Behoten.] [OE. bihaten, AS. beh[=a]tan to vow, promise; pref. be- + h[=a]tan to call, command. See Hight, v.] [Obs. in all its senses.]1. To promise; to vow. Behight by vow unto the chaste Minerve. --Surrey. 2. To give in trust; to commit; to intrust. The keys are to thy hand behight. --Spenser. 3. To adjudge; to assign by authority. The second was to Triamond behight. --Spenser. 4. To mean, or intend. More than heart behighteth. --Mir. for Mag. 5. To consider or esteem to be; to declare to be. All the lookers-on him dead behight. --Spenser. 6. To call; to name; to address. Whom . . . he knew and thus behight. --Spenser. 7. To command; to order. He behight those gates to be unbarred. --Spenser.
BehightBe*hight"\, n. A vow; a promise. [Obs.] --Surrey.