bide

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See also: bidé, bidè, and bidê

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

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Verb[edit]

bide (third-person singular simple present bides, present participle biding, simple past bode or bided, past participle bided or bidden)

  1. (transitive, chiefly dialectal) To bear; to endure; to tolerate.
  2. (intransitive, archaic or dialectal) To dwell or reside in a location; to abide.
    • Milton
      All knees to thee shall bow of them that bide / In heaven or earth, or under earth, in hell.
  3. (intransitive, archaic or dialectal) To wait; to be in expectation; to stay; to remain.
  4. (transitive, archaic) To wait for; to await.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The verb has been replaced by abide in Standard English for almost all its uses, and is now rarely found outside the expression bide one's time.

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Translations[edit]


Basque[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

bide

  1. path, track, way
  2. way, manner, method, procedure
  3. journey
  4. line
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Etymology 2[edit]

Adverb[edit]

bide

  1. apparently

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bíta, from Proto-Germanic *bītaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd- (to split).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /biːdə/, [ˈb̥iːðə]

Verb[edit]

bide (imperative bid, infinitive at bide, present tense bider, past tense bed, past participle har bidt)

  1. bite (to cut off a piece by clamping the teeth)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bidon.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bide m (plural bides)

  1. fiasco, flop
  2. (colloquial) paunch, belly
  3. (uncountable) Something fake.

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English bīdan, from Proto-Germanic.

Verb[edit]

bide

  1. to dwell, to live
    Tae bide somewhaur: to dwell somewhere.
    Tae bide: to dwell.
    Whaur dae ye bide?: where do you live?

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bidet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bǐdeː/
  • Hyphenation: bi‧de

Noun[edit]

bìdē m (Cyrillic spelling бѝде̄)

  1. bidet

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • bide” in Hrvatski jezični portal