I. \\ˈbē(ə)l(d)\ transitive verb
Etymology: Middle English belden to assist, encourage, protect, from Old English beldan, byldan to encourage, denominative from the stem of Old English bald, beald bold — more at bold
now chiefly Scotland : shelter, protect
II. noun (-s)
Etymology: Middle English belde shelter, confidence, boldness, from Old English beldo, byldo boldness; akin to Old High German beldī boldness, Gothic balthei; derivative from the stem of Old English bald, beald bold
1. chiefly Scotland : shelter, protection
2. chiefly Scotland
a. : a place affording shelter : refuge
b. : a habitation for man or beast

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