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Bede \Bede\, n. (Mining) A kind of pickax.


Bede \Bede\, v. t. [See Bid, v. t.] To pray; also, to offer; to proffer. [Obs.]
--R. of Gloucester. Chaucer.


Etymology 1 n. 1 prayer, request, supplication 2 order, command 3 rosary Etymology 2

vb. 1 pray, offer, proffer 2 request, demand, order, command, forbid 3 proclaim, declare 4 present, counsel, advise, rede, exhort Etymology 3

n. (context mining English) A kind of pickaxe.


Bede ( ; ; 672/673 – 26 May 735), also referred to as Saint Bede or the Venerable Bede , was an English monk at the monastery of Saint Peter at Monkwearmouth and its companion monastery, Saint Paul's, in modern Jarrow (see Monkwearmouth-Jarrow), Tyne and Wear, both of which were then in the Kingdom of Northumbria. He is well known as an author and scholar, and his most famous work, Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History of the English People) gained him the title "The Father of English History".

In 1899, Bede was made a Doctor of the Church by Pope Leo XIII; he is the only native of Great Britain to achieve this designation ( Anselm of Canterbury, also a Doctor of the Church, was originally from Italy). Bede was moreover a skilled linguist and translator, and his work made the Latin and Greek writings of the early Church Fathers much more accessible to his fellow Anglo-Saxons, contributing significantly to English Christianity. Bede's monastery had access to an impressive library which included works by Eusebius and Orosius, among many others.

Usage examples of "bede".

For the next five years you will receive a reasonable monthly allowance either from these same bank trustees or from one Miss Lillian Bede who, upon my death, has been offered the management of Mill House and who will, at the end of five years, inherit the estate should it demonstrably profit under her management.

Miss Bede is, after all, a nineteen-year-old female and if this pricks your manly pride, so much the better.

Gilchrist and Goode, Solicitors, banged open and Lily Bede burst unceremoniously from the interior.

Miss Bede loses this Mill House, why would Avery have to assume responsibility for her?

Miss Bede had, in her usual subtle way, made known her intention of winning Mill House.

Not She Who Must Be Obeyed, not the Emancipated Miss Bede, not Herself.

Miss Bede is impressed, too, and you are wrong about her thinking your trips are self-indulgent.

Lily Bede stood a foot behind him, hand on hips, spots of carnelian edging each cheekbone.

What else would Lily Bede collect but his bete noir, the one remaining tie to the asthma that had molded and cursed his earliest years?

Lily Bede spent money like this on every meal and hosted conventions for impecunious suffragists, and collected antique race horses as pets, she must be damn near running the estate into the ground.

Avery replied, eyes fixed on the straight figure of Lily Bede eating up the ground in long graceful strides fifty yards ahead.

Lily Bede might actually end her five years as manager here with a small profit to show.

Whatever else Miss Bede is, she is no fool and only a fool would choose a risky venture over a comfortable future.

Miss Bede from anywhere and while your concern for her is noble, remember, even if she does inherit, your mother and aunt would still leave.

Thorne and Miss Bede become involved our reasons are quite dissimilar.