Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bide \Bide\, v. t.
To encounter; to remain firm under (a hardship); to endure; to suffer; to undergo.
Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm.
To wait for; as, I bide my time. See Abide.
Bide \Bide\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bided; p. pr. & vb. n. Biding.] [OE. biden, AS. b[=i]dan; akin to OHG. b[=i]tan, Goth. beidan, Icel. b[=i]??; perh. orig., to wait with trust, and akin to bid. See Bid, v. t., and cf. Abide.]
To dwell; to inhabit; to abide; to stay.
All knees to thee shall bow of them that bide In heaven or earth, or under earth, in hell.
To remain; to continue or be permanent in a place or state; to continue to be.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English bidan "to stay, continue, live, remain," also "to trust, rely," from Proto-Germanic *bidan "to await" (cognates: Old Norse biða, Old Saxon bidan, Old Frisian bidia, Middle Dutch biden, Old High German bitan, Gothic beidan "to wait"), which is of uncertain origin. Possibly from PIE *bheidh- "to trust" (via notion of "to await trustingly"). Preserved in Scotland and northern England, replaced elsewhere by abide in all senses except to bide one's time. Related: Bided; biding.
vb. 1 (context transitive chiefly dialectal English) To bear; to endure; to tolerate. 2 (context intransitive archaic or dialectal English) To dwell or reside in a location; to abide. 3 (context intransitive archaic or dialectal English) To wait; to be in expectation; to stay; to remain. 4 (context transitive archaic English) To wait for; to await.
Bide may refer to:
- Bïde, an indigenous people of Brazil
- BIDE model, a model used in population ecology
- Austin Bide (1915–2008), British chemist and industrialist
Usage examples of "bide".
Is there ony bit ye can bide at, not abune twenty miles frae Woodilee?
Nay, thou shalt bide here in safety whilst I go forward--to visit Atene as I promised.
That he was now the President of the College of Tribunes of the Plebs did not bode well for tribunician antics of demagogue kind.
The porno theaters and by-the-hour motels yield to botdnicas and bode gas outlets for Discos Latinos, an infinite array of food stands--taco joints, Peruvian seafood parlors, fast-food franchises-and first-rate Latino restaurants, beauty shops with windows guarded by Styrofoam skulls wearing blond Dynel wigs, Cuban bakeries, storefront medical and legal clinics, bars and social clubs.
City in these deceptively peaceful times did not bode well for the continued safety of Rhomatum streets or its treaty with Mauritum.
Sir Huhmfree Gawlin, bide the night in the citadel and ride with his reply on the morrow.
Lairds should bide in their ain houses if the land is to have any gude of them.
He was using spinning gear, working a variety of plugs and spoons and jigs and plastic worms in all of the spots where a lunker largemouth was likely to be biding his time.
Yet Philip was biding his time in prison, having the life siphoned out of him.
Ambiorix and the Eburones were there beyond the sleety rain, biding their time with the complacence of men who knew the terrain a great deal better than the Romans did.
But Ambiorix and the Eburones were there beyond the sleety rain, biding their time with the complacence of men who knew the terrain a great deal better than the Romans did.
As tha nears a breeter land: Tho thi rooad is hard to climb, Be content, an bide thi time.
God that works in thae hills and the Devil--ay, the manifold devils--that He suffers to bide here?
There we shall bide, and it is like enough that for a month or more you may find us there, ere we are ready for our viage back to France.
I dochtna bide To hear yer bonnie name, Whaur muckle mous war opened wide Wi' lawless mirth and shame.