What does abide mean?

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əˈbaɪdabide

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bide, abide, stayverb

    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 upverb

    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. abideverb

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

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

  2. abideverb

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

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

  3. abideverb

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

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

  4. abideverb

    To [[remain;; to be left.

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

  5. abideverb

    To stand ready for; to await for someone.

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

  6. abideverb

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

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

  7. abideverb

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

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

  8. abideverb

    To endure without yielding; to withstand; await defiantly.

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

  9. abideverb

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

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

  10. abideverb

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

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

  11. abideverb

    To await submisively; accept without question; submit to.

    Etymology: * Probably from before 1200.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abideverb

    to wait; to pause; to delay

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

  2. Abideverb

    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. Abideverb

    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. Abideverb

    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. Abideverb

    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. Abideverb

    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. Abideverb

    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. Dick Brown:

    Failing to follow through with creation of that plan means Kentucky would most likely have to abide by a Federal Implementation Plan that would cause harm to Kentucky’s economic future and burden the next administration with challenges not of its making.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    I am comfortable with the proposal and it is my intention to abide by it whether it passes or not.

  4. 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.

  5. Justice Charles Kreger:

    Attorney Jeremy Dys would rather censor the messages of these cheerleaders than abide by the Constitution and I find that egregious.

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  • يبقى, الالتزامArabic
  • толерирам, чакам, очаквам, търпя, пребивавам, оставамBulgarian
  • ausstehen, aushalten, weilen, harrenGerman
  • quedar, soportar, tolerar, aguardar, demorar, habitar, permanecer, esperarSpanish
  • پایبند بودنPersian
  • tolérer, demeurer, supporterFrench
  • रहनाHindi
  • vivere, dimorare, tollerare, abitare, attendere, risiedere, aspettare, sopportareItalian
  • 준수Korean
  • possideoLatin
  • tinggal dalam, dudukMalay
  • verblijven, verdragen, afwachten, wonen, ondergaan, doorstaan, uithouden, tolereren, toelatenDutch
  • forbli, avvente, tolerere, holde utNorwegian
  • morar, habitar, persistir, esperar, aguentar, viver, residir, aguardar, suportar, tolerarPortuguese
  • прожива́ть, соблюдать, выноси́ть, обита́ть, терпе́ть, ждать, жить, пребыва́ть, остава́ться, ожида́тьRussian
  • strpieť, vytrvaťSlovak
  • தங்கியிருப்பார்கள்Tamil
  • อยู่Thai
  • oturmak, ikamet etmek, uymakTurkish
  • رہوUrdu
  • 遵守Chinese

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. motile
    • B. naiant
    • C. askant
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