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Hende \Hende\, a. [OE., near, handy, kind, fr. AS. gehende near, fr. hand hand. See Handy.]

  1. Skillful; dexterous; clever. [Obs.]

  2. Friendly; civil; gentle; kind. [Obs.]


a. 1 (context obsolete English) near, close at hand, handy. 2 (context obsolete English) courteous, gracious.

Usage examples of "hende".

The waithman goode of Silverwoode, That bowman stout and hende, In donjon gloom abides his doom-- God dele him gentil ende.

Bot hit ar ladyes inno3e that leuer wer nowthe Haf the, hende, in hor holde, as I the habbe here, To daly with derely your daynte worde3, Keuer hem comfort and colen her care3, Then much of the garysoun other golde that thay hauen.