Origin of abiding
Synonyms for abiding
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.
- 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
Synonyms for abide
Related Words for abidingsteadfast, eternal, continuing, persistent, enduring, everlasting, lasting, steady, fast, persisting, constant, indissoluble, permanent, perpetual
Examples from the Web for abiding
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of abiding
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
verb abides, abiding, abode or abided
- to comply (with)to abide by the decision
- to remain faithful (to)to abide by your promise
Word Origin for abide
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.
In addition to the idioms beginning with abide
- abide by
- can't stand (abide)