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  • bid defiance to — To defy • • • Main Entry: ↑defiance …   Useful english dictionary

  • To bid defiance to — Bid Bid (b[i^]d), v. t. [imp. {Bade} (b[a^]d), {Bid}, (Obs.) {Bad}; p. p. {Bidden}, {Bid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bidding}.] [OE. bidden, prop to ask, beg, AS. biddan; akin to OS. biddian, Icel. bi[eth]ja, OHG. bittan, G. bitten, to pray, ask, request …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To bid defiance — Defiance De*fi ance, n. [OF. defiance, desfiance, challenge, fr. desfier to challenge, F. d[ e]fier. See {Defy}.] 1. The act of defying, putting in opposition, or provoking to combat; a challenge; a provocation; a summons to combat. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bid — (b[i^]d), v. t. [imp. {Bade} (b[a^]d), {Bid}, (Obs.) {Bad}; p. p. {Bidden}, {Bid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bidding}.] [OE. bidden, prop to ask, beg, AS. biddan; akin to OS. biddian, Icel. bi[eth]ja, OHG. bittan, G. bitten, to pray, ask, request, and E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Defiance — De*fi ance, n. [OF. defiance, desfiance, challenge, fr. desfier to challenge, F. d[ e]fier. See {Defy}.] 1. The act of defying, putting in opposition, or provoking to combat; a challenge; a provocation; a summons to combat. [1913 Webster] A war… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bid — bid1 [bid] vt. BADE, bidden, bidding; for vt. 3, 6, 8 & for vi., the pt. & pp. are always bid, bade or bid, bid [ME bidden, to ask, plead, pray < OE biddan < IE base * bheidh , to urge, compel; meaning and form merged with ME beden, to… …   English World dictionary

  • Defiance — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Defiance >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 defiance defiance Sgm: N 1 daring daring &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 dare dare Sgm: N 1 challenge challenge cartel| =>! Sgm: N 1 threat …   English dictionary for students

  • defiance — /di fuy euhns/, n. 1. a daring or bold resistance to authority or to any opposing force. 2. open disregard; contempt (often fol. by of): defiance of danger; His refusal amounted to defiance. 3. a challenge to meet in combat or in a contest. 4.… …   Universalium

  • bid — [[t]bɪd[/t]] v. bade bid, bid•den bid, bid•ding, 1) to command; order; direct: to bid them depart[/ex] 2) to say as a greeting, wish, etc.: to bid good night[/ex] 3) bus to offer (a certain sum) as the price one will charge or pay: They bid… …   From formal English to slang

  • defiance — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Challenge to fight Nouns defiance, dare, challenge, threat; provocation; war cry, war whoop; rebellion (see disobedience); insolence; contempt, disdain; audacity, daring; fighting words, gauntlet; chip… …   English dictionary for students

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