- continuing without change; enduring; steadfast: an abiding faith.
Origin of abiding
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- 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.
- 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.
- abide by,
- 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
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Examples from the Web for abiding
But at night, on the stand, there would be no abiding satisfaction for him in what he had done in the past.The Stacks: John Coltrane’s Mighty Musical Quest
October 18, 2014
The US must ensure its honor abroad by abiding by its commitments and standing with its allies.Rick Perry: America’s Next Top Strategist?
September 20, 2014
Pryor wouldn't have succeeded without his superb intelligence, Williams wouldn't have succeeded without his abiding passion.The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure
August 16, 2014
An important aspect of the community is abiding by the “Bonnaroovian Code” promoting good-natured feelings for all participants.Living by the Bonnaroo Code
Daniel G. Hill
June 12, 2014
A century apart, Paul Rosolie and Henry Walter Bates describe their abiding enchantment with the Amazon.Exploring the Amazon, While We Still Can
May 15, 2014
I have an abiding faith in their capacity, integrity and high purpose.
And because he had too abiding a gentleness to say it, the insanity of her anger rose anew.Tiverton Tales
Without that, no deep or abiding revival, no powerful conversion.The Ministry of Intercession
Never was vengeance more terrible, far-reaching, and abiding.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
And all the time he had an abiding consciousness of her bodily presence.Within the Tides
- permanent; enduringan abiding belief
- (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
Word Origin and History for abiding
late 14c., "enduring," present participle adjective from abide (v.).
Old English abidan, gebidan "remain, wait, delay, remain behind," from ge- completive prefix (denoting onward motion; see a- (1)) + bidan "bide, remain, wait, dwell" (see bide). Originally intransitive (with genitive of the object: we abidon his "we waited for him"); transitive sense emerged in Middle English. Meaning "to put up with" (now usually negative) first recorded 1520s. Related: Abided; abiding. The historical conjugation is abide, abode, abidden, but the modern formation is now generally weak.
Idioms and Phrases with abiding
In addition to the idioms beginning with abide
- abide by
- can't stand (abide)