SHEND, v.t. ptet. and pp. shent.
1. To injure, mar or spoil. Obs.
That much I fear my body willbe shent. Dryden.
2. To blame, reproach. revile, degrade, disgrace.
The famous name of knighthood foully shend. Spenser.
3. To overpower or surpass.
She pass'd the rest as Cynthia doth shend
The lesser stars.
SHEND, v.t. [pret. and pp. shent. Sax. scendan; D. schenden, to violate, spoil, slander, revile; G. schänden, to mar, spoil, disfigure, violate, abuse, debauch. This is from the root of scandal.]
- To injure, mar, or spoil. [Obs.]
That much fear my body will be shent. – Dryden.
- To blame, reproach, revile, degrade, disgrace.
The famous name of knighthood foully shend. [Obs.] – Spenser.
- To overpower or surpass. [Obs.]
She pass'd the rest as Cynthia doth shend / The lesser stars. – Spenser.
- To injure, mar, spoil,
- To blame, reproach, or revile; to degrade,
disgrace, or put to shame.