Definitions for: Betide


[v] become of; happen to; "He promised that no harm would befall her"; "What has become of my children?"



Webster (1913) Definition: Be*tide", 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.

What will betide the few ? --Milton.


Be*tide", v. i.
To come to pass; to happen; to occur.

A salve for any sore that may betide. --Shak.

Note: Shakespeare has used it with of. ``What would betide of
me ?''

Synonyms: bechance, befall

See Also: come about, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place

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