from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of bide.
  • n. residence; habitation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Residence; habitation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An awaiting; expectation.
  • n. Residence; habitation.


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  • Scanning a 70 year old magazine that's has printing all the way to the inner margin with a really tight biding is still a pain in the ass, but without the glass flush to the edge of the scanner it would be nearly impossible.

    Boing Boing

  • I cannot better bid farewell to all woes and pains and intolerable distresses, and to the hell of the amorous woman, than in biding farewell to you, madam, without the least prospect that wherever you or I may be we shall ever look upon each other more.

    The Heptameron of Margaret, Queen of Navarre

  • I'm not crazy about any of them, so I'm kind of biding my time right now, looking for something real nice.

    CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2004

  • COTTLE: Well, right now, I think Democrats, especially publicly, are just kind of biding their time.

    CNN Transcript - Special Event: Election 2000: The Florida Vote - November 28, 2000

  • '' We're just kind of biding our time until the economy goes in the right direction, '' he said.


  • "I was just kind of biding my time there at the end - probably a little too much," said Rosenboom of Rock Rapids, Iowa.


  • I had another, larger reason for biding my time: I felt I needed to make a fresh start with voters.

    The Good Fight

  • Watching this shift, the tacit assumption of most counterterrorism officials and analysts was that al-Qaeda was simply biding its time and trying to rebuild its capacity to stage unprecedented, apocalyptic attacks on the United States and Europe.

    Al-Qaeda's new strategy: Less apocalypse, more street fighting

  • As the golden afternoon took on a purple haze and we headed back to the barn, a lone eagle swept low overhead as if biding us adieu.

    Barbara Barton Sloane: A Whole Lotta Summer Fun

  • If Lactalis is biding its time, it may have to wait a long while.

    Parmalat's Rising Uncertainty


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