Snied vs Shied - What's the difference?

snied | shied |

As verbs the difference between snied and shied

is that snied is (sny) while shied is (shy).




  • (sny)
  • (snie)

  • sny


    Etymology 1

    First attested in late Middle English; from the (etyl)


  • (obsolete, rare, intransitive) (l), (l)
  • References

    * “ †?Sny, v.'']” listed on page 343 of volume IX, part I (Si–St) of '''' [1st ed., 1919]
    ??†?Sny,''' ''v.''?''Obs.''?—?1?In 5 '''sny?e.'''?[Of obscure origin.]?''intr.''?To move, proceed.?[¶?''a''?'''1400–50 ''Alexander
    4095 Þan sny?es þar, out of þat snyth hill.., A burly best. * “ †sny, v.'']” listed in the ''Oxford English Dictionary [2nd ed., 1989

    Etymology 2

    First attested in 1674; its etymology is unknown.

    Alternative forms

    * ) * (l), sny, (l) * (l)


  • , (l), (l), be (l), with (l).
  • * 1913 ,
  • “And did you kill it?”
    “I did, for they’re a nuisance. The place is fair snied wi’ ?em.”


    * “ Sny, v.'']” listed on page 343 of volume IX, part I (Si–St) of ''A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles'' [1st ed., 1919]
    ??Sny''' (), ''v.''?Now ''dial.''?Forms: 7 '''snithe,''' 9 '''snive;''' 7, 9 '''snie,''' 8–9 '''sny,''' 9 '''snye;''' 7, 9 '''snee.'''?[Of obscure origin.]?''intr.''?To abound, swarm, teem, be infested, ''with'' something.?[¶?'''1674''' Ray ''N.C. Words'' 44 To ''Snee'' or ''snie'', to abound or swarm. He ''snies'' with Lice, he swarms with them.?'''1675''' V. Alsop ''Anti-sozzo'' 503 Certainly never did man so snithe with prejudices against Truth.?''c''?'''1746''' J. Collier (Tim Bobbin) ''View Lanc. Dial.'' Gloss., ''Snye'', to swarm.?'''1849''' Howitt ''Year Bk. Country'' 242/32 The villages in the forest sny with children.?'''1882''' ''Echo'' 16 Jan. 4/1 The place literally ‘snives’ with rabbits.?'''1897 J. Prior ''Ripple & Flood
    xix, The watter snies wi’ fish. * “ sny, v.'']” listed in the ''Oxford English Dictionary [2nd ed., 1989

    Etymology 3

    First attested in 1711; its etymology is unknown; compare snying and the (etyl) .


  • (shipbuilding) of a wooden (l) or (l).
  • # An upward (l) at the (l) of a plank.
  • # of a wooden (l) from (l) toward its (l) and its (l).
  • References

    * “ Sny, sb.'']” listed on page 343 of volume IX, part I (Si–St) of ''A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles'' [1st ed., 1919]
    ??Sny''' (), ''sb.''?''Shipbuilding.''?[Cf. Snying ''vbl. sb.'']?(See quots. 1846 and 1875.)?[¶]?'''a.'''?'''1711''' W. Sutherland ''Shipbuild. Assist.'' 54 In working up a round Buttock of a Ship, the lower Edge of the Planks will have a sudden Sny aft.?'''1846''' A. Young ''Naut. Dict.'' 288 In shipbuilding, a plank is said to have sny, when its edge has an upward curve.?[¶?'''b.'''?''c''?'''1850''' ''Rudim. Nav.'' (Weale) 149 The great sny occasioned in full be prevented by introducing steelers.?'''1875 Knight ''Dict. Mech.'' 2232/1 ''Sny
    ,..the trend of the lines of a ship upward from amidship toward the bow and the stern. * “ sny, n.'']” listed in the ''Oxford English Dictionary [2nd ed., 1989

    Etymology 4

    First attested with this spelling in 1893; see snye.


  • * 1893 , and Other Stories (1896), page unknown
  • “Well, Mars Tom, my idea is like dis. It ain’t no use, we can’t kill dem po’ strangers dat ain’t doin’ us no harm, till we’ve had practice?—?I knows it perfectly well, Mars Tom?—??deed I knows it perfectly well. But ef we takes a’ ax or two, jist you en me en Huck, en slips acrost de river to-night arter de moon’s gone down, en kills dat sick fam’ly dat’s over on the Sny , en burns dey house down, en?—”
  • * 1948 , ), volume 36, page 151
  • The word snye'', ''sny'' or ''snie has been used for many years to describe a channel behind an island, with slack current or partly dried, or some such similar feature.


    * “ snye]” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd ed., 1989


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  • (shy)
  • Anagrams

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  • Easily frightened; timid.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • The horses of the army were no longer shy , but would come up to my very feet without starting.
  • Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
  • He is very shy with strangers.
  • * Arbuthnot
  • What makes you so shy , my good friend? There's nobody loves you better than I.
  • Cautious; wary; suspicious.
  • * Boyle
  • I am very shy of using corrosive liquors in the preparation of medicines.
  • * Sir H. Wotton
  • Princes are, by wisdom of state, somewhat shy of their successors.
  • Short, insufficient or less than.
  • By our count your shipment came up two shy of the bill of lading amount.
    It is just shy of a mile from here to their house.
  • Embarrassed.
  • See also

    * bashful * reserved * timid * demure * coy

    Usage notes

    * Often used in combination with a noun to produce an adjective or adjectival phrase. * Adjectives are usually applicable to animals (leash-shy'' "shy of leashes" or ''head shy "shy of contact around the head" (of horses)) or to children.


    * See also


    * brazen * bold * audacious

    Derived terms

    (terms derived using shy as suffix) * -shy * bird-shy * boy-shy * car-shy * cat-shy * camera-shy * cover-shy * girl-shy * gun-shy * hand-shy * man-shy * mouse-shy * noise-shy * people-shy * water-shy * woman-shy * work-shy


  • To avoid due to timidness or caution.
  • I shy away from investment opportunities I don't understand.
  • To jump back in fear.
  • The horse shied''' away from the rider, which startled him so much he '''shied away from the horse.
  • to throw sideways with a jerk; to fling
  • to shy''' a stone; to '''shy a slipper


  • An act of throwing.
  • (Thackeray)
  • * Punch
  • If Lord Brougham gets a stone in his hand, he must, it seems, have a shy at somebody.
  • * 2008 , (James Kelman), Kieron Smith, Boy , Penguin 2009, p. 55:
  • The game had started. A man was chasing the ball, it went out for a shy .
  • A place for throwing.
  • coconut shy
  • A sudden start aside, as by a horse.
  • In the Eton College wall game, a point scored by lifting the ball against the wall in the calx.
  • Derived terms

    * coconut shy