Definitions for: Bide

[v] dwell (archaic); "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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

Bide, v. t.
1. To encounter; to remain firm under (a hardship); to
endure; to suffer; to undergo.

Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, That bide
the pelting of this pitiless storm. --Shak.

2. To wait for; as, I bide my time. See Abide.

Synonyms: abide, stay

See Also: continue, outstay, overstay, remain, stay on, visit

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