Bide (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bided; p. pr. & vb. n. Biding.] [OE. biden, AS. bidan; akin to OHG. bitan, Goth. beidan, Icel. bi; perh. orig., to wait with trust, and akin to bid. See Bid, v. t., and cf. Abide.]

1.

To dwell; to inhabit; to abide; to stay.

All knees to thee shall bow of them that bide In heaven or earth, or under earth, in hell. Milton.

2.

To remain; to continue or be permanent in a place or state; to continue to be.

Shak.

 

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Bide, v. t.

1.

To encounter; to remain firm under (a hardship); to endure; to suffer; to undergo.

Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm. Shak.

2.

To wait for; as, I bide my time. See Abide.

 

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