bield (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, dialectal) Boldness, courage; confidence; a feeling of security, assurance.
  2. (obsolete, dialectal) Resource, help, relief; a means of help or relief; support; sustenance.
  3. (obsolete, dialectal) Shelter, refuge or protection.
    • 1600, Edward Fairfax, The Jerusalem Delivered of Torquato Tasso, Book XVI, xlix:
      This breast, this bosom soft, shall be thy bield / 'Gainst storms of arrows, darts, and weapons thrown.
  4. (obsolete, dialectal) A place of shelter, a refuge.
Related terms Verb

bield (bields, present participle bielding; past and past participle bielded)

  1. (transitive, obsolete, dialectal) To make bold, give courage or confidence to.
  2. (transitive, obsolete, dialectal) To defend, protect or shelter.

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