v. bid·ed or bode (bōd), bid·ed, bid·ing, bides
1. To remain in a condition or state.
a. To wait; tarry.
b. To stay: bide at home.
c. To be left; remain.
past tense bided To await; wait for.
bide (one's) time
To wait for further developments.
[Middle English biden, from Old English bīdan; see bheidh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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