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Bide

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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Bidev. i. [OE. biden, AS. bīdan; akin to OHG. bītan, Goth. beidan, Icel. ; perh. orig., to wait with trust, and akin to bid. See Bid, v. t., and cf. Abide.].
  •  To dwell; to inhabit; to abide; to stay.  [1913 Webster]
    "All knees to thee shall bow of them that bide
    In heaven or earth, or under earth, in hell.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To remain; to continue or be permanent in a place or state; to continue to be.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
Bidev. t. 
  •  To encounter; to remain firm under (a hardship); to endure; to suffer; to undergo.  [1913 Webster]
    "Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are,
    That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To wait for; as, I bide my time. See Abide.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Bide, v.intr. archaic or dial. remain; stay.

Idiom
bide one's time await one's best opportunity.
Etymology
OE bidan f. Gmc

THESAURUS

Bide

abide, abide with, await, bear, bear with, bide the issue, brave, brook, carry on, cease not, continue, continue to be, dally, dawdle, defeat time, defy time, delay, dig, dillydally, drag on, dwell, endure, exist, extend, go along, go on, hang about, hang around, hang in, hang in there, hang out, hang tough, hold, hold everything, hold on, hold out, hold steady, hold your horses, jog on, keep, keep going, keep on, last, last long, last out, linger, live, live on, live through, loiter, lump, lump it, maintain, mark time, never cease, perdure, perennate, persevere, persist, prevail, put up with, remain, run, run on, sit tight, sit up, sit up for, slog on, stagger on, stand, stand for, stay, stay on, stay up, stay up for, stick, stick around, subsist, suffer, support, survive, sustain, sweat, sweat it out, sweat out, take time, take up with, tarry, tide over, tolerate, wait, wait a minute, wait and see, wait for, wait on, wait up for, watch, watch and wait, wear, wear well

ROGET THESAURUS

Bide

Lateness

VB be late, tarry, wait, stay, bide, take time, dawdle, linger, loiter, bide one's time, take one's time, gain time, hang fire, stand over, lie over, put off, defer, delay, lay over, suspend, table, shift off, stave off, waive, retard, remand, postpone, adjourn, procrastinate, dally, prolong, protract, spin out, draw out, lengthen out, stretch out, prorogue, keep back, tide over, push to the last, drive to the last, let the matter stand over, reserve, temporize, consult one's pillow, sleep on it, lose an opportunity, be kept waiting, dance attendance, kick one's heels, cool one's heels, faire antichambre, wait impatiently, await, sit up, sit up at night.

Permanence

VB let alone, let be, let it be, persist, remain, stay, tarry, rest, stet (copy editing) hold, hold on, last, endure, bide, abide, aby, dwell, maintain, keep, stand, stand still, stand fast, subsist, live, outlive, survive, hold one's ground, keep one's ground, hold one's footing, keep one's footing, hold good.

Inexcitability

VB be composed, laisser faire, laisser aller, take things easily, take things as they come, take it easy, rub on, live and let live, take easily, take cooly, take in good part, aequam servare mentem, bear the brunt, bear well, go through, support, endure, brave, disregard, tolerate, suffer, stand, bide, abide, aby, bear with, put up with, take up with, abide with, acquiesce, submit, submit with a good grace, resign oneself to, reconcile oneself to, brook, digest, eat, swallow, pocket, stomach, make light of, make the best of, make 'a virtue of necessity', put a good face on, keep one's countenance, check, check oneself, compose, appease (moderate), propitiate, repress, render insensible, overcome one's excitability, allay one's excitability, repress one's excitability, master one's feelings, make oneself easy, make one's mind easy, set one's mind at ease, set one's mind at rest, calm down, cool down, gentle, thaw, grow cool, be borne, be endured, go down.


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