To bide tryst
Tryst Tryst, n. [OE. trist, tryst, a variant of trust; cf. Icel. treysta to make trusty, fr. traust confidence, security. See {Trust}, n.] 1. Trust. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. An appointment to meet; also, an appointed place or time of meeting; as, to keep tryst; to break tryst. [Scot. or Poetic] [1913 Webster]

{To bide tryst}, to wait, at the appointed time, for one with whom a tryst or engagement is made; to keep an engagement or appointment. [1913 Webster]

The tenderest-hearted maid That ever bided tryst at village stile. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


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  • bide tryst — To wait for a person at the appointed place and time • • • Main Entry: ↑tryst …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tryst — Tryst, n. [OE. trist, tryst, a variant of trust; cf. Icel. treysta to make trusty, fr. traust confidence, security. See {Trust}, n.] 1. Trust. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. An appointment to meet; also, an appointed place or time of meeting; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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