verb (used with object), bid·ed or bode; bid·ed or (Archaic) bid; bid·ing.
verb (used without object), bid·ed or bode; bid·ed or (Archaic) bid; bid·ing.
Origin of bide
Examples from the Web for bide
While Democrats bide their time, Republicans are already spending time and building operations in the Hawkeye State.Too Soon! Republican Presidential Hopefuls Already Swarming Iowa|Ben Jacobs|July 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Rather, one would think now would be an ideal moment for a grateful ally to ramp it down and bide their time.
Bide your time with some of the most impressive public displays of Les Miserables love.
If a culture has to be grown, then you have to bide your time while cell division takes its course.
The bloodthirsty Young Turks of Bohane bide their time, waiting in the shadows to shank and supplant their revelry-addled elders.Must Reads: Kennedy, Sontag and Paris, ‘A Partial History of Lost Causes,’ ‘City of Bohane,’ ‘Flatscreen’|Lauren Elkin, Mythili Rao, Drew Toal, Nicholas Mancusi|April 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Winter will drive the invaders home, so he sends back word that he will bide his time till the hostile fleet comes.Canada: the Empire of the North|Agnes C. Laut
Constantine, return!Not so: the felon world its fate must bide.Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series|John Addington Symonds
So we determined, like Dee and Prosper le Gai, to "bide our time."At Boarding School with the Tucker Twins|Nell Speed
But he was content now to bide his time for explanation, for confession, for reconciliation.Whispering Tongues|Homer Greene
We must bide our time, meanwhile preparing the workers for the great upheaval.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
British Dictionary definitions for bide
verb bides, biding, bided, bode or bided
Word Origin for bide
Word Origin and History for bide
Old English bidan "to stay, continue, live, remain," also "to trust, rely" (cognate with Old Norse biða, Old Saxon bidan, Old Frisian bidia, Middle Dutch biden, Old High German bitan, Gothic beidan "to wait"), apparently from PIE *bheidh-, an extended stem of one root of Old English biddan (see bid (v.)), the original sense of which was "to command," and "to trust" (cf. Greek peithein "to persuade," pistis "faith;" Latin fidere "to trust," foedus "compact, treaty," Old Church Slavonic beda "need"). Perhaps the sense evolved in prehistoric times through "endure," and "endure a wait," to "to wait." Preserved in Scotland and northern England, replaced elsewhere by abide in all senses except to bide one's time. Related: Bided; biding.