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.
- (transitive) (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.
- (transitive) (archaic) To wait for; to await.
- For usage examples of this term, see the citations page.
- The verb has been replaced by abide in Standard English for almost all its uses, and is now rarely found outside the expression bide one's time.
- bidea galdu
- bideari lotu
- bide eman
- labur bide
- IPA: /biːdə/, [ˈb̥iːðə]
- bite (to cut off a piece by clamping the teeth)
- IPA: /bid/
bide m (plural bides)
From Old English bīdan, from Proto-Germanic.
- to dwell, to live
- Tae bide somewhaur: to dwell somewhere.
- Tae bide: to dwell.
- Whaur dae ye bide?: where do you live?