Definitions for ABIDEəˈbaɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•bideəˈbaɪd(v.)a•bode; a•bid•ed, a•bid•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to remain; stay:

    Abide with me.

  2. to have one's abode; dwell; reside.

  3. to continue in a particular condition; last; endure.

  4. (v.t.)to put up with; tolerate; stand:

    I can't abide dishonesty!

  5. to endure or withstand without yielding:

    to abide a vigorous onslaught.

  6. to wait for; await:

    to abide the coming of the Lord.

  7. to accept without opposition or question:

    to abide the verdict of the judge.

  8. abide by, to comply with; submit to: to remain faithful to; keep:

    to abide by the court's decision.

    to abide by a promise.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Origin of abide:

bef. 1000; ME; OE ābīdan. See a -3, bide

a•bid′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bide, abide, stay(verb)

    dwell

    "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"

  2. digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up(verb)

    put up with something or somebody unpleasant

    "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"

Wiktionary

  1. abide(Verb)

    To wait in expectation; to pause; to delay; to tarry.

  2. abide(Verb)

    To stay; to continue in a place; to have one's abode; to dwell; to sojourn;

  3. abide(Verb)

    To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain; to last; to endure.

  4. abide(Verb)

    To [[remain;; to be left.

  5. abide(Verb)

    To stand ready for; to await for someone.

  6. abide(Verb)

    To wait for, to be prepared for, to await expectantly, to watch for.

  7. abide(Verb)

    To endure or undergo a hard trial or a task; to stand up under.

  8. abide(Verb)

    To endure without yielding; to withstand; await defiantly.

  9. abide(Verb)

    To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with; stand.

  10. abide(Verb)

    To pay for; to stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for; to atone for.

  11. abide(Verb)

    To await submisively; accept without question; submit to.

  12. Origin: * Probably from before 1200.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abide(verb)

    to wait; to pause; to delay

  2. Abide(verb)

    to stay; to continue in a place; to have one's abode; to dwell; to sojourn; -- with with before a person, and commonly with at or in before a place

  3. Abide(verb)

    to remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain

  4. Abide(verb)

    to wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I abide my time

  5. Abide(verb)

    to endure; to sustain; to submit to

  6. Abide(verb)

    to bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with

  7. Abide(verb)

    to stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for


Translations for ABIDE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

abide(verb)

to put up with; to tolerate

I can't abide noisy people.

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