bield

[ beeld ]
/ bild /
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noun Scot.

a shelter; refuge.

Nearby words

  1. bidiscoidal placenta,
  2. bidonville,
  3. bids,
  4. biedermeier,
  5. biel,
  6. bielefeld,
  7. bielersee,
  8. bielitz,
  9. bielschowsky's disease,
  10. bielsko-biała

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

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British Dictionary definitions for bield

bield

/ (biːld) Scot and Northern English dialect /

noun

a shelter; house

verb

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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