1) A verb with a wide range of meanings, including to clean, prepare, put in order.
In tanning contexts it signified that an article was made ready for use or for a subsequent process. c.1425 Item for a dakyr of leddyr fresyng and dightyng redy to the gyrdelar, York
1509 Pro ij hides to the smyth bellows and for dightynge of thame, 8s, York
1541 ij styk lethers dighted and half a hydd ixs, Knaresborough. It also referred to materials and articles of clothing: 1542my best siluer dight belte, Halifax
1611 vij stonne dighted woolle, Cottingley and to tools and their use: 1570 for dighting furth wedes, York
1620 Item, walker sheares, papers & dightinge towles, xls, Bingley
1644 my charges of fenceinge and dightinge of the sd grounds, Allerton. It overlapped in meaning with ‘dress’: 1662 halfe of all my tooles ... belonging to the trade of dighting and dressing, Gomersal.