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Meaning of BENIGHT

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make difficult to perceive by sight; "The foliage of the huge tree obscures the view of the lake"
  2. [v]  envelop with social, intellectual, or moral darkness; "The benighted peoples of this area"
  3. [v]  overtake with darkness or night
 

BENIGHT is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bedim, obscure
 
 See Also: darken, enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, sweep over, whelm, wrap

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Be*night"\ (b[-e]*n[imac]t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Benighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Benighting}.]
1. To involve in darkness; to shroud with the shades of
   night; to obscure. [Archaic]

         The clouds benight the sky.           --Garth.

2. To overtake with night or darkness, especially before the
   end of a day's journey or task.

         Some virgin, sure, . . . benighted in these woods.
                                               --Milton.

3. To involve in moral darkness, or ignorance; to debar from
   intellectual light.

         Shall we to men benighted The lamp of life deny ?
                                               --Heber.

 

 

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