3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Abide \A*bide"\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Abode}, formerly {Abid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abiding}.] [AS. [=a]b[imac]dan; pref. [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + b[imac]dan to bide. See {Bide}.]

1. To wait; to pause; to delay. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

2. To stay; to continue in a place; to have one's abode; to dwell; to sojourn; -- with with before a person, and commonly with at or in before a place.

Let the damsel abide with us a few days. --Gen. xxiv. 55.

3. To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain.

Let every man abide in the same calling. --1 Cor. vii. 20. Followed by by:

{To abide by}. (a) To stand to; to adhere; to maintain.

The poor fellow was obstinate enough to abide by what he said at first. --Fielding. (b) To acquiesce; to conform to; as, to abide by a decision or an award.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Abiding \A*bid"ing\, adjective Continuing; lasting.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: unceasing; "an abiding belief"; "imperishable truths" [syn: {abiding}, {enduring}, {imperishable}]

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