Definition of Abide

1. Verb. Dwell. "Stay a bit longer--the day is still young"

Exact synonyms: Bide, Stay
Language type: Archaicism, Archaism
Specialized synonyms: Visit, Outstay, Overstay
Generic synonyms: Continue, Remain, Stay, Stay On
Derivative terms: Abidance, Stay



2. Verb. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant. "Sam cannot abide Sue "; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"

Definition of Abide

1. v. i. To wait; to pause; to delay.

2. v. t. To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I abide my time.

Definition of Abide

1. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To wait in expectation; to pause; to delay; to tarry. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To stay; to continue in a place; to have one's abode; to dwell; to sojourn; ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain; to last; to endure. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To remain; to be left. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To stand ready for; to await for someone. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To wait for, to be prepared for, to await expectantly, to watch for. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive obsolete) To endure or undergo a hard trial or a task; to stand up under. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To endure without yielding; to withstand; await defiantly. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with; stand. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To pay for; to stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for; to atone for. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To await submisively; accept without question; submit to. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abide

1. to accept without objection [v ABODE or ABIDED, ABIDING, ABIDES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Abide

abhorrible
abhorring
abhorrings
abhors
abhour
abhurite
abhurites
abhydrolase
abibliophobia
abibliophobias
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abidable
abidance
abidances
abidden
abide (current term)
abide by
abideable
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abidest
abideth
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abiding-place
abiding-places
abiding by

Literary usage of Abide

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"abide WITH ME HENRY FRANCIS LYTE abide with me ! fast falls the eventide, The darkness deepens: Lord, with me abide! When other helpers fail, ..."

2. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"The lesse ye get, as of your hertes rest, And to rejoyce it shall you never attaint-. When ye abide good hope to make you ..."

3. Sermons by Phillips Brooks (1893)
"If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." — JOHN xv. 7. IN one shape or another the religious ..."

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