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Meaning of BIDE

Pronunciation:  bId

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

BIDE is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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}.
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