biding

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See also: bìdìng

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English biding, bydyng, equivalent to bide +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

biding (plural bidings)

  1. An awaiting; expectation.
    • 2007, Debrena Jackson Gandy, All the Joy You Can Stand:
      I was biding time. And my biding was making me bitter.
  2. (archaic) Residence; habitation
    • Hakluyt
      They brought us to their bidings about two miles from the harbour.
    • 1776, Nicholas Rowe, Jane Shore:
      At Antwerp has my constant biding been, [...]

Etymology 2[edit]

From bide +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

biding

  1. Present participle of bide.