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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.
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