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Definitions of abide

  1. To stay in any place for a shorter or longer period; to remain; to continue; to be firm. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I abide my time. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To endure; to sustain; to submit to. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To wait for; put up with; tolerate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To bide or wait for: to endure: to tolerate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To await expectantly or defiantly; endure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To wait; to pause; to delay. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To dwell, reside, remain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To remain in a place, dwell, or stay:-pa.t. and pa.p. abode. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged. The term is applied in a general sense to the Pandects of Justinian (see Pandect), but is also specially given by authors to compilations of laws on particular topics; a summary of laws; as, Comyn's Digest; the United States Digest. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To endure; stay. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to endure. Abide by, to remain beside; to stand by; to accept. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Abiding. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Abode. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for abide

  1. Almira can not abide him with a gun in his hand, but he can not leave it here, for it might easily be stolen by some one. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  2. Never was there a woman who came across so many things that " she could not abide – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett
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