Dights vs Tights - What's the difference?

dights | tights |


As a verb dights

is (dight).

As a noun tights is

a close-fitting, sheer or non-sheer skin-tight garment worn principally by women and girls that covers the body completely from the waist down, usually including the feet.

dights

English

Verb

(head)
  • (dight)

  • dight

    English

    Verb

  • (obsolete) To deal with, handle.
  • (obsolete) To have sexual intercourse with.
  • (obsolete) To dispose, put (in a given state or condition).
  • (obsolete) To compose, make.
  • *14thc. , Anonymous, (The Chester Mystery Plays) , Noah's Flood,:
  • *:Japhet's Wife: And I will gather chippes here / To make a fyer for you in feare, / And for to dighte your dinnere / Agayne you come in.
  • (archaic) To furnish, equip.
  • *:
  • *:And whan balyn was wepenles he ranne in to a chamber for to seke somme wepen / and soo fro chamber to chamber / and no wepen he coude fynde / and alweyes kynge Pellam after hym / And at the last he entryd in to a chambyr that was merueillously wel dy?te and rychely
  • (archaic) To dress, array; to adorn.
  • *1645 , John Milton, L'Allegro :
  • *:Right against the eastern gate, / Where the great sun begins his state, / Robed in flames, and amber light, / The clouds in thousand liveries dight .
  • (archaic) To make ready, prepare.
  • Derived terms

    *bedight

    tights

    English

    Noun

    (en-plural noun)
  • A close-fitting, sheer or non-sheer skin-tight garment worn principally by women and girls that covers the body completely from the waist down, usually including the feet.
  • A similar, non-sheer garment worn by dancers of either sex, especially by ballet dancers.
  • In blasting rock, a piece of unbroken rock within the pay limit of a blast.
  • Synonyms

    * (sense, woman's garment) hose, pantyhose (US) * (sense, dancer's garment)

    Usage notes

    US English uses the term pantyhose to refer to sheer tights.