Definitions of bide

  1. dwell ( archaic); " You can stay with me while you are in town"; " stay a bit longer-- the day is still young"
  2. dwell; " You can stay with me while you are in town"; " stay a bit longer-- the day is still young"
  3. To dwell; to inhabit; to abide; to stay.
  4. To remain; to continue or be permanent in a place or state; to continue to be.
  5. To encounter; to remain firm under ( a hardship); to endure; to suffer; to undergo.
  6. To live in; to reside.
  7. To endure; suffer; to wait for; as, I bide mt time.
  8. Bode, bided.
  9. Biding.
  10. Same as ABIDE, to wait for.
  11. To remain; to await.
  12. To wait for; await; dwell; stay; abide; endure.
  13. To endure; to suffer; to wait for. See Abide.
  14. To dwell; to remain.
  15. To suffer; to endure; to live; to remain in a place; to continue in a state.

Usage examples for bide

  1. And so, when the Duke asked her to remain after the departure of the other guests, she decided that it would be best to bide her time. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  2. All Geoffrey had to do was to remove himself a few miles, find shelter, and bide his time. – The Barbarians by John Sentry
  3. " I shall bide my time," said he, and with his coffee and his plate he retired to a distance. – The Associate Hermits by Frank R. Stockton
  4. To speak of fame a venture is, There's little here can bide, But we may face the centuries, And dare the deepending tide: for though the dust that's part of us, To dust again be gone, Yet here shall beat the heart of us-- The school we handed on! – Collected Poems 1897 - 1907 by Henry Newbolt
  5. I must bide my time, captain. – Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession by Benjamin Wood
  6. I'll bide me time. – Ethel Hollister's Second Summer as a Campfire Girl by Irene Elliott Benson
  7. You mustn't wish that, darlin'; you are young, and must try to do good in the world, and bide your time. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  8. His little brother asked him to tell him tales about the sailing ships, and he wanted to go down to the canal with Ulick, but their mother said he was to bide here with her. – The Untilled Field by George Moore
  9. Daisy folded her hands, and tried to bide patiently the time of smooth water. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  10. He would bide his time and ride a waiting race. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  11. We went full a mile out of our way, that we might get round to the wood to bide there. – Robinson Crusoe In Words of One Syllable by Mary Godolphin
  12. Bide with Miss Chew or Miss Bedman. – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell
  13. But there was something else, too; and he made answer, 'I'll bide for the Confirmation. – Friarswood Post-Office by Charlotte M. Yonge
  14. Let us to our purpose bide, We'll have our own again! – Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry by Thomas Davis Commentator: T. W. Rolleston
  15. It seemed best to him to bide his time, to keep his eyes open, to hope for the way out of an embarrassing situation. – Man to Man by Jackson Gregory
  16. " Father," she said, " if I may bide with you,- if I may bide with you-." – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  17. Would it not be the part of a coward to bide here and make no effort to warn our friends? – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan