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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bide  \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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bide  \Bide\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bided};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Biding}.]  [OE.  biden,  AS  b[=i]dan;  akin  to  OHG.  b[=i]tan, 
  Goth.  beidan,  Icel.  b[=i]??;  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bide 
  v  :  dwell  (archaic);  "You  can  stay  with  me  while  you  are  in 
  town";  "stay  a  bit  longer--the  day  is  still  young"  [syn: 
  {abide},  {stay}] 




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