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Definitions for chide
tʃaɪd; tʃɪd; ˈtʃɪd nchide

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambastverb

    censure severely or angrily

    "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"


  1. chideverb

    to loudly admonish in blame; to angrily reproach

  2. Etymology: ċīdan, of uncertain origin.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To CHIDEverb

    preter. chid or chode, part. chid or chidden.

    Etymology: cidan, Sax.

    Chide him for faults, and do it reverently,
    When you perceive his blood inclin’d to mirth. William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.

    If he do set
    The very wings of reason to his heels,
    And fly like chidden Mercury from Jove. William Shakespeare, Troil. & Cres.

    Those, that do teach your babes,
    Do it with gentle means, and easy tasks;
    He might have chid me so: for, in good faith,
    I am a child to chiding. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    Scylla wept,
    And chid her barking waves into attention. John Milton.

    Above the waves as Neptune shew’d his face,
    To chide the winds, and save the Trojan race. Edmund Waller.

    You look, as if yon stern philosopher
    Had just now chid you. Joseph Addison, Cato.

    If any woman of better fashion in the parish happened to be absent from church, they were sure of a visit from him, to chide and to dine with her. Jonathan Swift.

    Margaret my queen, and Clifford too,
    Have chid me from the battle. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    Winds murmur’d through the leaves your long delay,
    And fountains, o’er the pebbles, chid your stay. Dryden.

    I chid the folly of my thoughtless haste;
    For, the work perfected, the joy was past. Matthew Prior.

  2. To Chideverb

    What had he to do to chide at me. William Shakespeare, As you like it.

    Next morn, betimes, the bride was missing:
    The mother scream’d, the father chid,
    Where can this idle wench be hid? Jonathan Swift.

    The business of the state does him offence,
    And he does chide with you. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    My duty,
    As doth a rock against the chiding flood,
    Should the approach of this wild river break,
    And stand unshaken yours. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.


  1. chide

    To chide means to scold or express disapproval or criticism, often in a mild, gentle, or persistent manner. It may also refer to rebuking or reprimanding in a vocal, stern or reproachful way.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chide

    to rebuke; to reprove; to scold; to find fault with

  2. Chide

    fig.: To be noisy about; to chafe against

  3. Chideverb

    to utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find fault; to contend angrily

  4. Chideverb

    to make a clamorous noise; to chafe

  5. Chidenoun

    a continuous noise or murmur

  6. Etymology: [AS. cd]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chide

    chīd, v.t. to scold, rebuke, reprove by words: to be noisy about, as the sea.—v.i. to make a snarling, murmuring sound, as a dog or trumpet:—pr.p. chid′ing; pa.t. chid, (obs.) chōde; pa.p. chid, chidd′en.—ns. Chid′er (Shak.), a quarrelsome person; Chid′ing, scolding. [A.S. cídan.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chide in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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