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Definition of "bide" []

  • To remain in a condition or state. (verb-intransitive)
  • To wait; tarry. (verb-intransitive)
  • To stay: bide at home. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be left; remain. (verb-intransitive)
  • To await; wait for. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bide" in a sentence
  • "IAN RIDLEY: Chelsea's great start cannot mask flaws that will wreck their title bide"
  • "And I think along with the other permanent members, it's relative content to let this long process of negotiation play out and just kind of bide its time otherwise."
  • "Meaning that a person will "bide" or stay only so long as he can get anything, or serve his own purpose."