(third-person singular simple present bides, present participle biding, simple past bode or bided, past participle bided or bidden)
- (chiefly dialectal) To bear; to endure; to tolerate.
- (intransitive, archaic or dialectal) To dwell or reside in a location; to abide.
- (intransitive, archaic or dialectal) To wait; to be in expectation; to stay; to remain.
- (archaic) To wait for; to await.
From Middle English biden, from Old English bīdan (“to stay, continue, live, remain, delay; wait for, await, expect; endure, experience, find; attain, obtain; own”), from Proto-Germanic *bīdaną (“to wait”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeydʰ- (“to command, persuade, compel, trust”). Latinate cognates (via PIE) include faith and fidelity.