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. James Comey:

    I think, given his experience with me, that he has an opportunity in overseeing Bob Mueller to restore some of Bob Mueller professional reputation, and I'm highly confident that Former FBI Director James Comey would refuse to abide that order.

  2. Michael Parson:

    We are committed to and take seriously our duty to ensure that all health facilities in Missouri follow the law, abide by regulations, and protect the safety of patients.

  3. Roy Suryo:

    Tell Mark Zuckerberg Indonesia will implement a new law on protection of data privacy and Facebook must abide by it.

  4. John Madden:

    We have to abide by the laws.

  5. Samantha Bee:

    Please understand that a lot of what the right does, and it's maybe their greatest genius, is they've created a code of conduct that they police, that they themselves don't have to, in any way, abide.

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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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