bide
Pronunciation
  • (British, GA) IPA: /baɪd/
  • (America)
Verb

bide (bides, present participle biding; past bode, past participle bided)

  1. (transitive, chiefly, dialectal) To bear; to endure; to tolerate.
    • c. 1570, Anonymous, Sir Clyomon and Sir Clamydes
      And doubting naught right courteous all, in your accustomed wont: And gentle ears, our author he is prest to bide the brunt
  2. (intransitive, archaic or dialectal) To dwell or reside in a location; to abide.
  3. (intransitive, archaic or dialectal) To wait; to be in expectation; to stay; to remain.
  4. (transitive, archaic) To wait for; to await.
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • Russian: ждать



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