to be an omen of; portend:
The news bodes evil days for him.
Archaic. to announce beforehand; predict.
The news bodes well for him.
a simple past tense of bide.
The Glaciers of the Alps John Tyndall
Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard
From School to Battle-field Charles King
The Argonauts of North Liberty Bret Harte
The Rival Pitchers Lester Chadwick
Tony Butler Charles James Lever
Alonzo and Melissa Daniel Jackson, Jr.
Kilgorman Talbot Baines Reed
Leaves from a Field Note-Book J. H. Morgan
My Bondage and My Freedom Frederick Douglass
to be an omen of (good or ill, esp of ill); portend; presage
(transitive) (archaic) to predict; foretell
the past tense of bide
(especially among Spanish-speaking Americans) a grocery store. a wineshop. a warehouse for storing or aging wine. Contemporary Examples Justice Delayed: Did the NYPD Blow the Etan Patz Case? Michael Daly May 24, 2012 Why Pedro Hernandez Confessed to Killing Etan Patz Michael Daly May 31, 2012 House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of […]
a foreboding or omen; presentiment. a prophecy or prediction. Historical Examples The Fair God Lew Wallace The Well-Beloved Thomas Hardy
a foreboding or omen; presentiment. a prophecy or prediction.
Maxwell, 1892–1954, U.S. poet and novelist.