verb (used with object), chid·ed or chid [chid] /tʃɪd/, chid·ed or chid or chid·den [chid-n] /ˈtʃɪd n/, chid·ing.
verb (used without object), chid·ed or chid [chid] /tʃɪd/, chid·ed or chid or chid·den [chid-n] /ˈtʃɪd n/, chid·ing.
- chief agglutinin,
- chief cell,
- chief constable,
- chief cook and bottlewasher
Origin of chide
Examples from the Web for chide
I almost went up to chide him, but who was I to do that, when I had done the same at other times?Curse the Media in Newtown for Doing Too Little, Too Late on Guns|Michael Daly|December 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Even McBrayer sent him a letter to chide him about the resemblance.Inside the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: An Interview With Richard Cordray|Daniel Stone|July 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Our cars will chide us if we tailgate and watch us as we drive and jolt us awake if are distracted or drifting off to sleep.
The bipartisan panel will chide and scold the naughty bankers.
I still continued to chide him, but, finding he did not reply, I saw he was no longer paying any attention to what I was saying.The Mystery of the Yellow Room|Gaston Leroux
Osgod was about to chide the boy angrily for this freedom of speech, but Wulf checked him.Wulf the Saxon|G. A. Henty
With reckless hands we spend and waste and chide the flying hours for loitering by the way.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 12 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
If she had a right to do it, it is perhaps setting up too high a standard to chide her for a supposed pleasure in the work.The Great Miss Driver|Anthony Hope
Old Mother Nature was about to chide him for being late, but noticing his excitement, she changed her mind.The Burgess Animal Book for Children|Thornton W. Burgess
verb chides, chiding, chided, chid, chided, chid or chidden
Word Origin for chide
late 12c., "scold, nag, rail," originally intransitive, from Old English cidan "to contend, quarrel, complain." Not found outside Old English (though Liberman says it is "probably related to OHG *kîdal 'wedge,'" with a sense evolution from "brandishing sticks" to "scold, reprove"). Past tense, past participle can be chided or chid or even (past participle) chidden (Shakespeare used it); present participle is chiding.