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English noun: bight

1. bight (shape) a loop in a rope


Broader (hypernym)loop

2. bight (shape) a bend or curve (especially in a coastline)


Broader (hypernym)bend, crook, turn, twist

3. bight (object) a broad bay formed by an indentation in the shoreline


SamplesThe Bight of Benin.
The Great Australian Bight.


Broader (hypernym)bay, embayment


Instance hyponymBight of Benin, Great Australian Bight

4. bight (artifact) the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends)


Broader (hypernym)center, centre, midpoint


Part meronymrope


English verb: bight

1. bight (contact) fasten with a bight


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure









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