to come across to remain company under a hardship to endure to suffer to endure
- To live to inhabit to abide to stay
- To live; to inhabit; to abide; to stay.
- to stay; to keep or be permanent in a place or state; to keep to be.
- To encounter; to remain firm under (a hardship); to endure; to suffer; to endure.
- To wait for; as, we bide my time. See Abide.
Old English bidan "to stay, carry on, stay, continue to be," additionally "to trust, depend," from Proto-Germanic *bidan "to await" (cognates: Old Norse bi
gut [coll.] [paunch, stomach]
(v. t.) To live; to inhabit; to abide; to keep.
- (v. t.) To keep; to keep or perhaps permanent in a spot or condition; to continue to be.
- (v. t.) To come across; to keep company under (a hardship); to withstand; to suffer; to undergo.
As I stand over the insect crawling amid the pine needles on the forest floor, and endeavoring to conceal itself from my sight, and ask myself why it will cherish those humble thoughts, and bide its head from me who might, perhaps, be its benefactor, and impart to its race some cheering information, I am reminded of the greater Benefactor and Intelligence that stands over me the human insect.