1 [hahyt]

before 900; Middle English; Old English heht, reduplicated preterit of hātan to name, call, promise, command (cognate with German heissen to call, be called, mean); akin to behest

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hight (haɪt)
archaic, poetic (tr; used only as a past tense in the passive or as a past participle) to name; call: a maid hight Mary
[Old English heht, from hatan to call; related to Old Norse heita, Old Frisian hēta, Old High German heizzan]

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Word Origin & History

"named, called" (archaic), M.E. highte, from O.E. hatte "I am called" (passive of hatan "to call, name, command") merged with heht "called," active past tense of the same verb. Hatte was the only survival in O.E. of the old Gmc. synthetic passive tense. It is related to O.N. heita, Du. heten, Ger. heißen,
Goth. haitan "to call, be called, command" (see cite).
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Example sentences
How to manage the fly ash with hight content of radioactive elements.
Once the plane has gained hight, they open the vents.
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