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bide

 (bīd)
v. bid·ed or bode (bōd), bid·ed, bid·ing, bides
v.intr.
1. To remain in a condition or state.
2.
a. To wait; tarry.
b. To stay: bide at home.
c. To be left; remain.
v.tr.
past tense bided To await; wait for.
Idiom:
bide (one's) time
To wait for further developments.

[Middle English biden, from Old English bīdan; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.]

bide

(baɪd)
vb, bides, biding, bided, bode or bided
1. (intr) archaic or dialect to continue in a certain place or state; stay
2. (intr) archaic or dialect to live; dwell
3. (tr) archaic or dialect to tolerate; endure
4. bide a wee Scot to stay a little
5. bide by Scot to abide by
6. bide one's time to wait patiently for an opportunity
Often shortened to: byde (Scot)
[Old English bīdan; related to Old Norse bītha to wait, Gothic beidan, Old High German bītan]

bide

(baɪd)

v. bid•ed or bode, bid•ed, bid•ing. v.i.
1. to wait; remain.
v.t.
2. Archaic. to endure; bear.
Idioms:
bide one's time, to wait for an opportunity.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English bīdan]
bid′er, n.

bide


Past participle: bided
Gerund: biding

Imperative
bide
bide
Present
I bide
you bide
he/she/it bides
we bide
you bide
they bide
Preterite
I bided
you bided
he/she/it bided
we bided
you bided
they bided
Present Continuous
I am biding
you are biding
he/she/it is biding
we are biding
you are biding
they are biding
Present Perfect
I have bided
you have bided
he/she/it has bided
we have bided
you have bided
they have bided
Past Continuous
I was biding
you were biding
he/she/it was biding
we were biding
you were biding
they were biding
Past Perfect
I had bided
you had bided
he/she/it had bided
we had bided
you had bided
they had bided
Future
I will bide
you will bide
he/she/it will bide
we will bide
you will bide
they will bide
Future Perfect
I will have bided
you will have bided
he/she/it will have bided
we will have bided
you will have bided
they will have bided
Future Continuous
I will be biding
you will be biding
he/she/it will be biding
we will be biding
you will be biding
they will be biding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been biding
you have been biding
he/she/it has been biding
we have been biding
you have been biding
they have been biding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been biding
you will have been biding
he/she/it will have been biding
we will have been biding
you will have been biding
they will have been biding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been biding
you had been biding
he/she/it had been biding
we had been biding
you had been biding
they had been biding
Conditional
I would bide
you would bide
he/she/it would bide
we would bide
you would bide
they would bide
Past Conditional
I would have bided
you would have bided
he/she/it would have bided
we would have bided
you would have bided
they would have bided
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bide - dwellbide - dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
visit - stay with as a guest; "Every summer, we visited our relatives in the country for a month"
outstay, overstay - stay too long; "overstay or outstay one's welcome"
stay on, remain, stay, continue - continue in a place, position, or situation; "After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"; "Stay with me, please"; "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"; "She continued as deputy mayor for another year"

bide

verb
1. To continue to be in a place:
Informal: stick around.
Idiom: stay put.
2. To stop temporarily and remain, as if reluctant to leave:
Translations
يَنْتَظِرُ فُرْصَةُ ملائِمه
vyčkávat
forholde sig afventendevente på
bíîa, òreyja
laukti
gaidīt izdevīgu brīdinogaidīt
vyčkať
fırsatını kollamakuygun zamanını beklemek

bide

[baɪd] VT to bide one's timeesperar la hora propicia

bide

[ˈbaɪd] vt
to bide one's time → attendre son heure

bide

vt to bide one’s timeden rechten Augenblick abwarten or abpassen; to bide awhile (old)verweilen (geh)

bide

[baɪd] vt to bide one's timeaspettare il momento giusto

bide

(baid) : bide one's time
to wait for a good opportunity. I'm just biding my time until he makes a mistake.
References in classic literature ?
2) If there is an outbreak of fire, but the enemy's soldiers remain quiet, bide your time and do not attack.
Bide here quiet, there's a good lad; just you bide here quiet a bittie, and ye'll find that we agree.
she answered, 'she doesn't bide here: shoo's up at th' Heights.
and the more ashamed, the more you know me; and I cannot bide it.
No, ma'am--the horses were just coming out, but I could not bide any longer; I was afraid of being late.
I have no doubt," said the duchess, "that my good Dona Rodriguez is right, and very much so; but she had better bide her time for fighting her own battle and that of the rest of the duennas, so as to crush the calumny of that vile apothecary, and root out the prejudice in the great Sancho Panza's mind.
If possible, he would harm the whole of England if he could, but he would bide his time.
I should think it was a strong point," said Herbert, "and I should think you would be puzzled to imagine a stronger; as to the rest, you must bide your guardian's time, and he must bide his client's time.
Bide thou here till I bring thee money to pay our good Hugh.
Nay, nay," he answered; "ye must not bide for me, for where I go I stay.
Bide till I coom back; on'y bide till I coom back, and ecod we'll make a day of it.
When I had lived out the first agony, I could rely on myself--I could be patient, and bide my time.