[ uh-bahyd ]
/ əˈbaɪd /
verb (used without object), a·bode or a·bid·ed, a·bid·ing.
to remain; continue; stay: Abide with me.
to have one's abode; dwell; reside: to abide in a small Scottish village.
to continue in a particular condition, attitude, relationship, etc.; last.
verb (used with object), a·bode or a·bid·ed, a·bid·ing.
to put up with; tolerate; stand: I can't abide dishonesty!
to endure, sustain, or withstand without yielding or submitting: to abide a vigorous onslaught.
to wait for; await: to abide the coming of the Lord.
to accept without opposition or question: to abide the verdict of the judges.
to pay the price or penalty of; suffer for.
- to act in accord with.
- to submit to; agree to: to abide by the court's decision.
- to remain steadfast or faithful to; keep: If you make a promise, abide by it.
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How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.
Origin of abide
OTHER WORDS FROM abidea·bid·er, noun
Words nearby abide
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British Dictionary definitions for abider
/ (əˈbaɪd) /
verb abides, abiding, abode or abided
(tr) to tolerate; put up with
(tr) to accept or submit to; sufferto abide the court's decision
(intr foll by by)
- to comply (with)to abide by the decision
- to remain faithful (to)to abide by your promise
(intr) to remain or continue
(intr) archaic to dwell
(tr) archaic to await in expectation
(tr) archaic to withstand or sustain; endureto abide the onslaught
Derived forms of abideabidance, nounabider, noun
Word Origin for abide
Old English ābīdan, from a- (intensive) + bīdan to wait, bide
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Idioms and Phrases with abider
In addition to the idioms beginning with abide
- abide by
- can't stand (abide)
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