belive

adverb
be·​live | \ bi-ˈlīv How to pronounce belive (audio) \

Definition of belive

Scotland
: in due time : by and by

First Known Use of belive

1594, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for belive

Middle English bilive vigorously, from by + live, dative of lif life

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about belive

Statistics for belive

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for belive

The first known use of belive was in 1594

See more words from the same year

Comments on belive

What made you want to look up belive? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to shake or wave menacingly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!