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abiding

[ uh-bahy-ding ]
/ əˈbaɪ dɪŋ /
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adjective

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

RELATED WORDS

steadfast, eternal, continuing, persistent, enduring, everlasting, lasting, steady, fast, persisting, constant, indissoluble, permanent, perpetual

Nearby words

abiathar, abib, abidance, abide, abide by, abiding, abidjan, abie, abient, abietate, abietic acid

Origin of abiding

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at abide, -ing2
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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 formsa·bid·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for abiding (1 of 2)

abiding

/ (əˈbaɪdɪŋ) /

adjective

permanent; enduringan abiding belief
Derived Formsabidingly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for abiding (2 of 2)

abide

/ (əˈbaɪd) /

verb abides, abiding, abode or abided

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 abiding

abide


In addition to the idioms beginning with abide

  • abide by

also see:

  • can't stand (abide)
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