- simple past tense of bid
1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 22, in The Dust of Conflict:
Pancho, the major-domo, came up to say that Colonel Morales was waiting below. Appleby bade him bring out cigars and wine, and rose from his seat when Morales came in.
The inflected form bade, like the form bidden, is archaic. It remains in marginal use, particularly regarding greetings as in “bade farewell”, but uninflected bid is significantly more common.
From Old Norse baða, baðask, from Proto-Germanic *baþōną (“to bathe”), cognate with English bathe and German baden.
bade (imperative bad, infinitive at bade, present tense bader, past tense badede, perfect tense har badet)
- (intransitive) to bathe, take a bath, take a swim
- (transitive) to bath
See the etymology of the main entry.
- indefinite plural of bad
- (archaic) singular past subjunctive of bidden
- (archaic) singular present subjunctive of baden
- inflection of baden:
- first-person singular present
- singular imperative
- first/third-person singular subjunctive I
From the noun bad
bade (imperative bad, present tense bader, passive bades, simple past and past participle bada or badet, present participle badende)
- to bathe
- to bath (British; e.g. bath a baby)
- to swim, have a swim
- “bade” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
From Persian باده (bâde, “wine”).
- (dated) wine, drink (served alcoholic beverage)