Bided
Bide Bide, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Biding}.] [OE. biden, AS. b[=i]dan; akin to OHG. b[=i]tan, Goth. beidan, Icel. b[=i]??; perh. orig., to wait with trust, and akin to bid. See {Bid}, v. t., and cf. {Abide}.] 1. To dwell; to inhabit; to abide; to stay. [1913 Webster]

All knees to thee shall bow of them that bide In heaven or earth, or under earth, in hell. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To remain; to continue or be permanent in a place or state; to continue to be. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bided — baɪd v. wait …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bide — verb (bode or bided; bided; biding) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bīdan; akin to Old High German bītan to wait, Latin fidere to trust, Greek peithesthai to believe Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bide — bider, n. /buyd/, v., bided or bode; bided or (Archaic) bid; biding. v.t. 1. Archaic. to endure; bear. 2. Obs. to encounter. v.i. 3. to dwell; abide; wait; remain. 4. bide one s time, to wait for a favorable opportunity: He wanted to ask for a… …   Universalium

  • bide one's time — {v. phr.} To await an opportunity; wait patiently until your chance comes. * /Refused work as an actor, Tom turned to other work and bided his time./ * /Jack was hurt deeply, and he bided his time for revenge./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bide one's time — {v. phr.} To await an opportunity; wait patiently until your chance comes. * /Refused work as an actor, Tom turned to other work and bided his time./ * /Jack was hurt deeply, and he bided his time for revenge./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bide\ one's\ time — v. phr. To await an opportunity; wait patiently until your chance comes. Refused work as an actor, Tom turned to other work and bided his time. Jack was hurt deeply, and he bided his time for revenge …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bide — [bīd] vi. bode or bided, bided, biding [ME biden < OE bidan, to stay, wait < IE base * bheidh (see BID1), prob. in sense “compel oneself,” hence, delay] Now Chiefly Dial. 1. to stay; continue 2. to dwell; reside 3 …   English World dictionary

  • Bide — Bide, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Biding}.] [OE. biden, AS. b[=i]dan; akin to OHG. b[=i]tan, Goth. beidan, Icel. b[=i]??; perh. orig., to wait with trust, and akin to bid. See {Bid}, v. t., and cf. {Abide}.] 1. To dwell; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Biding — Bide Bide, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Biding}.] [OE. biden, AS. b[=i]dan; akin to OHG. b[=i]tan, Goth. beidan, Icel. b[=i]??; perh. orig., to wait with trust, and akin to bid. See {Bid}, v. t., and cf. {Abide}.] 1. To dwell; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To bide tryst — Tryst Tryst, n. [OE. trist, tryst, a variant of trust; cf. Icel. treysta to make trusty, fr. traust confidence, security. See {Trust}, n.] 1. Trust. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. An appointment to meet; also, an appointed place or time of meeting; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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