MEANING: noun:
1. Used in the expression “to the hilt”: to the maximum extent; fully.
2. A handle, especially of a sword or dagger.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old English hilt/hilte. Earliest documented use: around 1000.

KILT - what you probably did to somebody if you stabbed your sword in all the way to the hilt

HIET - when you try to lose weight but it goes up instead

HILIT - Christmas tree whose only shining ornament is the star on top