Bide

Definition of Bide

v. i.1.To dwell; to inhabit; to abide; to stay.
[imp. & p. p. Bided; p. pr. & vb. n. Biding.]
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.
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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