Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. tender; soft; nice

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tender; soft; nice; -- now only used in tidbit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Silly: childish.
  • Tender; soft; nice. See the etymology.
  • Same as tite.
  • n. Fit or favorable season or condition: as, the land is in fine tid for sowing; hence, humor.
  • n. An udder; a teat.
  • n. A small cock of hay.

Etymologies

Compare Old English tedre, tydere, weak, tender. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Khanan is similar to the Thai word tid, used to address a man who was once ordained as a monk.

    The Buddhist Channel

  • And please give comprehensive answers not negative name calling tid bits.

    Lowell Sun Forum

  • In Old English, "tid" means "due time"--folks still died back then, but I hear we've been cured of all that death nonsense now.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • I'll be back after Christmas and we can just sit and gorge with all these great tid bits!!!!

    ~~~> What Should I Bring?

  • Each came humbly, willingly and at their own expense to help comfort the broken hearts of those affected by their fallen countrymen, and to strengthen the overwhelmed clergy, who were on the scene almost immediately, as the news and media agencies unleashed every tid bit of news that could be reported in those early hours.

    Mike MacIntosh: God's Love Was At Ground Zero

  • IT's in the interest of bloggers who need a continual stream of juicy tid bits to feed to the blogospere, for sure.

    State Should Close Loophole to Public Disclosure Law « PubliCola

  • Here's and interesting little tid bit of the over 400 poloticians that we have in the U.S. only about 15% are worht their salt and actually work yet you don't mind paying for thier health.

    White House launches counteroffensive over Drudge Report link

  • This little tid bit about blogging should give publishers who ask writers to spend time blogging pause.

    Of Singularities

  • Just another reason why I should start journaling every day ... to remember these little tid-bits.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Billee and her sister Jo-An Evans are currently at work on a memoir of the creator of the parallel worlds story and author of the first “first contact” story (which was titled, appropriately enough, “First Contact”), and in the hope that I might provide an otherwise undocumented bit of tid (and thus a mention in their book), I started jotting down my memories of my one brief encounter with Mr.Jenkins.

    Archive 2010-02-01

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