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.
- All knees to thee shall bow of them that bide / In heaven or earth, or under earth, in hell.
- (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 Citations:bide.
- The verb has been replaced by abide in Standard English for almost all its uses, and is now rarely found outside the expression bide one's time.
- bite (to cut off a piece by clamping the teeth)
bide m (plural bides)
- “bide” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- to dwell, to live
- Tae bide somewhaur: to dwell somewhere.
- Tae bide: to dwell.
- Whaur dae ye bide?: where do you live?
bìdē m (Cyrillic spelling бѝде̄)
- “bide” in Hrvatski jezični portal