[ 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.
Origin of abide
Related formsa·bid·er, noun
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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 Formsabidance, 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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