Definition of plight :
1. A network; a plait; a fold; rarely a garment.
2. Condition; state; - risk, or exposure to danger, often being implied; as, a luckless plight.
3. imp. & p. p. of Plight, to pledge.
4. imp. & p. p. of Pluck.
5. That which is exposed to risk; that which is plighted or pledged; security; a gage; a pledge.
6. To pledge; to give as a pledge for the performance of some act; as, to plight faith, honor, word; - never applied to property or goods.
7. To promise; to engage; to betroth.
8. To weave; to braid; to fold; to plait.
pursue, hire, mesh, lock, hole, tight situation, deep water, lease, take, rent, toast, easy, trouble, hot spot, bind, operate, wassail, enlist, quagmire, pledge, salute, troth, employ, box, study at predicament, wage, occupy, charter, drink, situation, engross, absorb, scrape, engagement, soup, Dutch, corner, engage, subscribe, betroth, spot, prosecute, hot water, betrothal, affiance
predicament (part of speech: noun)
- Can any plight be more miserable than ours?" - "In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out", Booth, William.
- The Rector indeed had so far very little precise knowledge of what his companion's feeling might be toward his own critical plight. - "The Case of Richard Meynell", Mrs. Humphrey Ward.
- After the arrival at the junction Latisan had matters which gave him no time to ponder on the possible plight of the lady. - "Joan of Arc of the North Woods", Holman Day.