Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
From Middle English shide, schide, schyde (“plank, board, beam, splinter, chip”), from Old English scīd (“thin slip of wood, shingle, billet”), from Proto-Germanic *skīdą (“log, tile”), from Proto-Indo-European *skÁit-, *skÁi- (“to cut, divide, separate”). Cognate with North Frisian skeid (“billet of wood”), German Scheit (“log, piece of wood”), Swedish skid (“wooden shoe, sole, skate”), Icelandic skíð (“a billet of wood”). Also cognate, via Norwegian, with ski.
- Rhymes: -aɪd
shide (plural shides)