What does abide mean?

Definitions for abide
əˈbaɪdabide

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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.

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

  2. abide(Verb)

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

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

  3. abide(Verb)

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

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

  4. abide(Verb)

    To [[remain;; to be left.

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

  5. abide(Verb)

    To stand ready for; to await for someone.

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

  6. abide(Verb)

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

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

  7. abide(Verb)

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

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

  8. abide(Verb)

    To endure without yielding; to withstand; await defiantly.

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

  9. abide(Verb)

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

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

  10. abide(Verb)

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

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

  11. abide(Verb)

    To await submisively; accept without question; submit to.

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abide(verb)

    to wait; to pause; to delay

    Etymology: [AS. bdan; pref. - (cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + bdan to bide. See Bide.]

  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

    Etymology: [AS. bdan; pref. - (cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + bdan to bide. See Bide.]

  3. Abide(verb)

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

    Etymology: [AS. bdan; pref. - (cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + bdan to bide. See Bide.]

  4. Abide(verb)

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

    Etymology: [AS. bdan; pref. - (cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + bdan to bide. See Bide.]

  5. Abide(verb)

    to endure; to sustain; to submit to

    Etymology: [AS. bdan; pref. - (cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + bdan to bide. See Bide.]

  6. Abide(verb)

    to bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with

    Etymology: [AS. bdan; pref. - (cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + bdan to bide. See Bide.]

  7. Abide(verb)

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

    Etymology: [AS. bdan; pref. - (cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + bdan to bide. See Bide.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abide

    a-bīd′, v.t. to bide or wait for: to endure: to tolerate.—v.i. to remain in a place, dwell or stay:—pa.t. and pa.p. abōde′.—n. Abid′ance.—adj. Abid′ing, continual.—n. an enduring.—adv. Abid′ingly. [A.S. ábídan—pfx. á- (= Goth. us = Ger. er), and bídan, to wait.]

  2. Abide

    a-bīd′, v.t. (Shak. and Milton) to redeem, pay the penalty for, suffer. [M. E. abyen, confounded with Abide. See Aby.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abide in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of abide in a Sentence

  1. Tom Anastasi:

    Enron had this amazing mission statement, and of course they didn't abide by it.

  2. Jonathan White:

    We share concern that I think everyone in this room feels. Anytime a child is abused in the care of ORR is one too many, we abide fully with the laws this Congress has passed, in terms of Prison Rape Elimination Act, I mean the Prison Rape Elimination Act and the Violence Against Women Act.

  3. Barack Obama:

    So we'll see how they operate once a nomination has been made, i'm confident that whoever I select, among fair-minded people, will be viewed as an imminently qualified person, and it will then be up to Senate Republicans to decide whether they want to follow the Constitution and abide by the rules of fair play that ultimately undergird our democracy and that ensure that the Supreme Court does not just become one more extension of our polarized politics. If and when that happens, our system's not going to work.

  4. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley:

    During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices, we must resist that temptation. No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country.

  5. James Comey:

    I always want to respect the institution of Congress, i'd love it if they didn't want me to testify, but if they want me to testify and we can do it in a responsible way, I will abide it.

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  • يبقى, الالتزامArabic
  • чакам, очаквам, търпя, пребивавам, оставам, толерирамBulgarian
  • ausstehen, aushalten, weilen, harrenGerman
  • habitar, esperar, tolerar, soportar, demorar, aguardar, quedar, permanecerSpanish
  • پایبند بودنPersian
  • demeurer, tolérer, supporterFrench
  • रहनाHindi
  • tollerare, attendere, sopportare, abitare, risiedere, aspettare, vivere, dimorareItalian
  • 준수Korean
  • possideoLatin
  • tinggal dalam, dudukMalay
  • wonen, verdragen, doorstaan, toelaten, verblijven, afwachten, ondergaan, uithouden, tolererenDutch
  • forbli, tolerere, avvente, holde utNorwegian
  • habitar, residir, viver, esperar, aguentar, aguardar, persistir, suportar, tolerar, morarPortuguese
  • пребыва́ть, жить, ждать, терпе́ть, прожива́ть, обита́ть, остава́ться, ожида́ть, выноси́ть, соблюдатьRussian
  • vytrvať, strpieťSlovak
  • தங்கியிருப்பார்கள்Tamil
  • oturmak, ikamet etmek, uymakTurkish
  • رہوUrdu
  • 遵守Chinese

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