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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 ?
No, ma'am--the horses were just coming out, but I could not bide any longer; I was afraid of being late.
Indeed it was: I had as good a right to die when my time came as he had: but I should bide that time, and not be hurried away in a suttee.
We'll be content to let her be; we'll be content to think of her, far off, as if she was underneath another sun and sky; we'll be content to trust her to her husband, - to her little children, p'raps, - and bide the time when all of us shall be alike in quality afore our God
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.
Here, then, I must bide this night, for, though the moon shone white and full in the sky, I dared not wend towards the plains alone with the wolves and the ghosts.
No more than December's snow will bide July's sun,'' said the Earl; ``they are dispersing; and who should come posting to bring us the news, but John himself
The essential point is that without seeing her you must believe, confess, affirm, swear, and defend it; else ye have to do with me in battle, ill-conditioned, arrogant rabble that ye are; and come ye on, one by one as the order of knighthood requires, or all together as is the custom and vile usage of your breed, here do I bide and await you relying on the justice of the cause I maintain.
The springs of laughter flow not from his heart, Where bide the dust and glamour of old days.
2) If there is an outbreak of fire, but the enemy's soldiers remain quiet, bide your time and do not attack.
Up, then, and bide here no longer; shrink from the thought that Patroclus may become meat for the dogs of Troy.
So I beseech you to be patient, sir,, and bide your time.
How in an auspicious hour, on a moonless night, the Princess came forth a Princess indeed, and how Melissa smuggled her into a dark empty honey-magazine, to bide her time; and how the drones, knowing she was there, went about singing the deep disreputable love-songs of the old days--to the scandal of the laying sisters, who do not think well of drones.