Bide Definition

bided, bides, biding, bode
bided, bides, biding
To remain in a condition or state.
American Heritage
To stay; continue.
Webster's New World
To endure or tolerate.
Webster's New World
To wait; tarry.
American Heritage
To dwell; reside.
Webster's New World
bide (one's) time
  • To wait for further developments.
American Heritage
bide one's time
  • to wait patiently for a chance
Webster's New World

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Origin of Bide

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English biden from Old English bīdan bheidh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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