Definition of bide
- is biding his time before asking for a raise
- two men … might bide the winter storm
- —W. C. Bryant
- … couldn't bide children on his place …
- —J. W. Riley
- bide still a moment
- bide in a cabin
how long are you going to bide in this unhappy marriage?
at my advanced age I simply cannot bide young children
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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