Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary


One entry found for bide.
Main Entry: bide
Pronunciation: 'bId
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): bode /'bOd /; or bid·ed; bided; bid·ing
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bIdan; akin to Old High German bItan to wait, Latin fidere to trust, Greek peithesthai to believe
Date: before 12th century
transitive verb
1 past usually bided : to wait for -- used chiefly in the phrase bide one's time
2 archaic : WITHSTAND <two men...might bide the winter storm -- W. C. Bryant>
3 chiefly dialect : to put up with : TOLERATE
intransitive verb
1 : to continue in a state or condition
2 : to wait awhile : TARRY
3 : to continue in a place : SOJOURN
- bid·er noun