Definitions for: Abide

[v] put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"
[v] dwell (archaic); "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"

Webster (1913) Definition: A*bide", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Abode, formerly Abid;
p. pr. & vb. n. Abiding.] [AS. [=a]b[=i]dan; pref. [=a]-
(cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + b[=i]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.

A*bide", v. t.
1. To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for;
as, I abide my time. ``I will abide the coming of my
lord.'' --Tennyson.

Note: [[Obs.], with a personal object.

Bonds and afflictions abide me. --Acts xx. 23.

2. To endure; to sustain; to submit to.

[Thou] shalt abide her judgment on it. --Tennyson.

3. To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with.

She could not abide Master Shallow. --Shak.


Note: [Confused with aby to pay for. See Aby.] To stand the
consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for.

Dearly I abide that boast so vain. --Milton.

Synonyms: bear, bide, brook, endure, put up, stand, stay, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate

See Also: accept, allow, bear up, continue, countenance, hold still for, let, live with, outstay, overstay, pay, permit, remain, sit out, stand for, stay on, submit, swallow, take, take a joke, take lying down, undergo, visit

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