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bield

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transitive verb \ˈbēl(d)\

Definition of bield

bielded

;

bielding

;

bields

now chiefly Scottish

  1. :  shelter, protect

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Origin and Etymology of bield

Middle English belden to assist, encourage, protect, from Old English beldan, byldan to encourage, denominative from the stem of Old English bald, beald bold — more at bold


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bield

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noun \ˈbēl(d)\

Definition of bield

plural

-s

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  shelter, protection

  2. 2 chiefly Scottish a :  a place affording shelter :  refuge b :  a habitation for humans or animals

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Origin and Etymology of bield

Middle English belde shelter, confidence, boldness, from Old English beldo, byldo boldness; akin to Old High German beldī boldness, Gothic balthei; derivative from the stem of Old English bald, beald bold


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