noun Scot.

a shelter; refuge.

Origin of bield

1400–50; late Middle English (Scots) beld(e), beild, apparently to be identified with Middle English beild courage, power, aid, Old English bieldo boldness; akin to Gothic balthei confidence. See bold Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bield



a shelter; house


to shelter or take shelter

Word Origin for bield

Old English bieldo, byldo boldness (hence: refuge); related to Gothic balthei, Old English beald bold
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