abiding

[ uh-bahy-ding ]
/ əˈbaɪ dɪŋ /

adjective

continuing without change; enduring; steadfast: an abiding faith.

Origin of abiding

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at abide, -ing2

Related forms

Definition for abiding (2 of 2)

abide

[ uh-bahyd ]
/ əˈbaɪd /

verb (used without object), a·bode or a·bid·ed, a·bid·ing.

verb (used with object), a·bode or a·bid·ed, a·bid·ing.

Verb Phrases

abide by,
  1. to act in accord with.
  2. to submit to; agree to: to abide by the court's decision.
  3. to remain steadfast or faithful to; keep: If you make a promise, abide by it.

Origin of abide

before 1000; Middle English abiden, Old English ābīdan; cognate with Old High German irbītan await, Gothic usbeisns expectation, patience. See a-3, bide

Related forms

a·bid·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for abiding (1 of 2)

abiding

/ (əˈbaɪdɪŋ) /

adjective

permanent; enduringan abiding belief

Derived Forms

abidingly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for abiding (2 of 2)

abide

/ (əˈbaɪd) /

verb abides, abiding, abode or abided

Derived Forms

abidance, nounabider, noun

Word Origin for abide

Old English ābīdan, from a- (intensive) + bīdan to wait, bide
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Idioms and Phrases with abiding

abide


In addition to the idioms beginning with abide

  • abide by

also see:

  • can't stand (abide)
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