HyperDic: bight

English > 5 senses of the word bight:
NOUNshapebighta loop in a rope
shapebighta bend / bend or curve (especially in a coastline)
objectbighta broad bay formed by an indentation in the shoreline
artifactbightthe middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends)
VERBcontactbightfasten with a bight
bight > pronunciation
Soundsbay't
Rhymesacolyte ... write: 181 rhymes with ayt...
English > bight: 5 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningA loop in a rope.
BroaderloopAnything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)
Spanishgaza
Verbsbightfasten with a bight
English > bight: 5 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningA bend / bend or curve (especially in a coastline).
Broaderbend, crook, twist, turnA circular segment of a curve
Spanishbahía, ensenada
Catalanbadia
English > bight: 5 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningA broad bay formed by an indentation in the shoreline.
Examples
  • "the Bight of Benin"
  • "the Great Australian Bight"
InstancesBight of BeninA broad indentation of the Gulf of Guinea in western Africa
Great Australian BightA wide bay of the Indian Ocean in southern Australia
Broaderbay, embaymentAn indentation of a shoreline larger / larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
Spanishcala
Catalancala
English > bight: 5 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningThe middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends).
Part ofropeA strong line
Broadercenter, centre, midpointA point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
Spanishgaza, laza
English > bight: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningFasten with a bight.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
Spanishengarzar, engazar
Nounsbighta loop in a rope

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