bide verb, past tense bade, bud stay, reside; remain: How long did you bide?...Until the crabbit wee moose bit me.’ [Until the bad-tempered little mouse bit me.] la14-. etymology: Scots; Middle English; Old Northumbrian bīda, Old English bīdan; attested by NM, JS, ES in DB, BS and CH in TDITA, SS, BW and DW; form bud attested by Sandy Stewart in RL