What does abide mean?

Definitions for abide
əˈbaɪdabide

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word abide.

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. Cary Summers:

    Benjamin Franklin wrote. I firmly believe... without Benjamin Franklin concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel, a reference to the Old Testament biblical story that didn't end well for the builders. The museum also showcases the Bible’s influence on world history, culture, science, art and literature. One section of the museum is devoted to the Bible in America, its influence on presidents and the Founding Fathers like Benjamin Franklin, who quoted the Bible's book to explain the importance of the country's founders to abide by the book's wisdom. Cary Summers said it's important people have information about a book that has had such tremendous impact on the Western world. And it will be presented, warts and all, of how people used – and abused – its precepts. One of the goals of the museum is to put Gutenberg Bible back in the center of conversation.

  2. William Urban:

    The Russians agreed to a [ 34 mile ] ‘ deconfliction zone ’ around the At Tanf garrison to avoid accidental conflict between our forces, and to remain professionally engaged through de-confliction channels. We expect The Russians to abide by this agreement.

  3. Feltham:

    He that would build lastingly must lay his foundation low. The proud man, like the early shoots of a new-felled coppice, thrusts out full of sap, green in leaves, and fresh in colour, but bruises and breaks with every wind, is nipped with every little cold, and, being top-heavy, is wholly unfit for use. Whereas the humble man retains it in the root, can abide the winter?s killing blast, the ruffling concussions of the wind, and can endure far more than that which appears so flourishing.

  4. Harry Emerson Fosdick:

    The fact that astronomies change while the stars abide is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought, religion not least of all. No existent theology can be a final formulation of spiritual truth.

  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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