Betided
Betide Be*tide" (b[-e]*t[imac]d"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Betided}, Obs. {Betid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Betiding}.] [OE. bitiden; pref. bi-, be- + tiden, fr. AS. t[=i]dan, to happen, fr. t[=i]d time. See {Tide}.] To happen to; to befall; to come to; as, woe betide the wanderer. [1913 Webster]

What will betide the few ? --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • betided — be·tide || bɪ taɪd v. happen, occur …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Betid — Betide Be*tide (b[ e]*t[imac]d ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Betided}, Obs. {Betid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Betiding}.] [OE. bitiden; pref. bi , be + tiden, fr. AS. t[=i]dan, to happen, fr. t[=i]d time. See {Tide}.] To happen to; to befall; to come to; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Betide — Be*tide (b[ e]*t[imac]d ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Betided}, Obs. {Betid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Betiding}.] [OE. bitiden; pref. bi , be + tiden, fr. AS. t[=i]dan, to happen, fr. t[=i]d time. See {Tide}.] To happen to; to befall; to come to; as, woe… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Betiding — Betide Be*tide (b[ e]*t[imac]d ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Betided}, Obs. {Betid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Betiding}.] [OE. bitiden; pref. bi , be + tiden, fr. AS. t[=i]dan, to happen, fr. t[=i]d time. See {Tide}.] To happen to; to befall; to come to; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tidings — Ti dings, n. pl. [OE. tidinge, ti?inge, tidinde, from or influenced by Icel. t[=i]?indi; akin to Dan. tidende, Sw. tidning, G. zeung, AS. t[=i]dan to happen, E. betide, tide. See {Tide}, v. i. & n.] Account of what has taken place, and was not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • betide — /bi tuyd /, v., betided, betiding. v.t. 1. to happen to; come to; befall: Woe betide the villain! v.i. 2. to happen; come to pass: Whatever betides, maintain your courage. [1125 75; ME betiden. See BE , TIDE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • mazer — noun /ˈmeɪzə/ A large drinking bowl made from such wood; a mazer bowl. Presently he rose up and set before each young man some meat in a charger and drink in a large mazer, treating me in like manner; and after that they sat questioning me… …   Wiktionary

  • betide — /bəˈtaɪd / (say buh tuyd), /bi / (say bee ) verb (betided, betiding) Archaic –verb (t) 1. to happen to; befall; come to: woe betide the villain! –verb (i) 2. to come to pass. {Middle English betide(n), from be + tiden, Old English tīdan betide} …   Australian English dictionary

  • betide — [bē tīd′, bitīd′] vi., vt. betided, betiding [ME bitiden < be , BE + tiden, happen < OE tidan < tid, time: see TIDE1] to happen (to); befall …   English World dictionary

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