Chide vs Chine - What's the difference?

chide | chine |

As verbs the difference between chide and chine

is that chide is to admonish in blame; to reproach angrily while chine is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • To admonish in blame; to reproach angrily.
  • 1591' ''And yet I was last '''chidden for being too slow.'' — Shakespeare, ''The Two Gentlemen of Verona , .
    1598' ''If the scorn of your bright eyne / Have power to raise such love in mine, / Alack, in me what strange effect / Would they work in mild aspect? / Whiles you '''chid me, I did love'' — Shakespeare, ''As You Like It , .
    , year=1920 , year_published=2008 , edition=HTML , editor= , author=Edgar Rice Burroughs , title=Thuvia, Maiden of Mars , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=The Gutenberg Project , isbn= , page= , passage=Then she had not chidden' him for the use of that familiar salutation, nor did she ' chide him now, though she was promised to another. }}
  • (obsolete) To utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find fault; to contend angrily.
  • 1611' ''And Jacob was wroth, and '''chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me? — Genesis 31:36 KJV.
  • (ambitransitive) To make a clamorous noise; to chafe.
  • * Shakespeare
  • As doth a rock against the chiding flood.
  • * Shakespeare
  • the sea that chides the banks of England


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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) chyne, from (etyl) eschine.


    (wikipedia chine) (en noun)
  • The top of a ridge.
  • The spine of an animal.
  • * Dryden
  • And chine with rising bristles roughly spread.
  • * 1883:
  • A piece of the backbone of an animal, with the adjoining parts, cut for cooking.
  • (nautical) a sharp angle in the cross section of a hull
  • The edge or rim of a cask, etc., formed by the projecting ends of the staves; the chamfered end of a stave.
  • Verb

  • To cut through the backbone of; to cut into chine pieces.
  • To chamfer the ends of a stave and form the chine.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) , from (etyl) cine, (cinu). The Old English term is cognate to Old Saxon kena, and is related to the Old English verb ("to split open, to sprout").


    (en noun)
  • (Southern England) a steep-sided ravine leading from the top of a cliff down to the sea
  • * J. Ingelow
  • The cottage in a chine .
  • * 1988, , Penguin Books (1988), page 169
  • In the odorous stillness of the day I thought of the tracks that threaded Egdon Heath, and of benign, elderly Sandbourne, with its chines and sheltered beach-huts.


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