What does abide mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bide, abide, stay(verb)


    "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"


  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

  8. Origin: [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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  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. Cometan:

    Those who enforce laws must also abide by them.

  2. President Obama:

    Everybody should have to abide by the same rules.

  3. Nancy Beacham:

    We abide by the rules of what we can and cannot do.

  4. D. H. Lawrence:

    Try to find your deepest issue in every confusion, and abide by that.

  5. Harper Lee:

    The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.

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  • يبقى, الالتزامArabic
  • чакам, очаквам, търпя, пребивавам, оставам, толерирамBulgarian
  • ausstehen, aushalten, weilen, harrenGerman
  • habitar, esperar, tolerar, soportar, demorar, aguardar, quedar, permanecerSpanish
  • 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

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