1 [bohd]
verb (used with object), boded, boding.
to be an omen of; portend: The news bodes evil days for him.
Archaic. to announce beforehand; predict.
verb (used without object), boded, boding.
to portend: The news bodes well for him.

before 1000; Middle English boden, Old English bodian to announce, foretell (cognate with Old Norse botha), derivative of boda messenger, cognate with German Bote, Old Norse bothi Unabridged


2 [bohd]
a simple past tense of bide.


verb (used with object), bided or bode; bided or (Archaic) bid; biding.
Archaic. to endure; bear.
Obsolete. to encounter.
verb (used without object), bided or bode; bided or (Archaic) bid; biding.
to dwell; abide; wait; remain.
bide one's time, to wait for a favorable opportunity: He wanted to ask for a raise, but bided his time.

before 900; Middle English biden, Old English bīdan; cognate with Old Frisian bīdia, Old Saxon bīdan, Old High German bītan, Old Norse bītha, Gothic beidan, Latin fīdere, Greek peíthesthai to trust, rely < Indo-European *bheidh-; the meaning apparently developed: have trust > endure > wait > abide > remain

bider, noun

3. stay, linger, tarry. Unabridged
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bide (baɪd)
vb , bides, biding, bided, bode, bided
1.  archaic, dialect or (intr) to continue in a certain place or state; stay
2.  archaic, dialect or (intr) to live; dwell
3.  archaic, dialect or (tr) to tolerate; endure
4.  (Scot) bide a wee to stay a little
5.  (Scot) bide by to abide by
6.  bide one's time to wait patiently for an opportunity
[Old English bīdan; related to Old Norse bītha to wait, Gothic beidan, Old High German bītan]

bode1 (bəʊd)
1.  to be an omen of (good or ill, esp of ill); portend; presage
2.  archaic (tr) to predict; foretell
[Old English bodian; related to Old Norse botha to proclaim, Old Frisian bodia to invite]
n, —adj

bode2 (bəʊd)
the past tense of bide

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Word Origin & History

O.E. bidan "to stay, continue, live, remain," also "to trust, rely" (cognate of O.N. biða, O.Fris. bidia, Goth. beidan "to wait"), apparently from PIE *bheidh-, an extended stem of one root of O.E. biddan (see bid), the original sense of which was "to command," and "to trust"
(cf. Gk. peithein "to persuade," pistis "faith;" L. fidere "to trust," foedus "compact, treaty," O.C.S. 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.

O.E. bodian "proclaim, announce; foretell," from boda "messenger," probably from P.Gmc. *budon- (cf. O.S. gibod, Ger. gebot, O.N. boð), from PIE *bheudh- "be aware, make aware" (cf. bid). As a shortened form of forebode (usually evil), it dates from 1740.
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Example sentences
The political winds may also bode well for the empowerment act.
Today's rivalry and suspicion within the region do not bode well.
Projections for the next two generations do not bode well for easing
  environmental problems.
The current climate of decreasing publishing revenues does not bode well for
  stronger editorial oversight.
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