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definition of the word abide

by the Wiktionnary

From Old English ābīdan. From a- (intensive) + bīdan to wait. See to bide.

Infinitive
to abide

Third person singular
abides

Simple past
abode or abided

Past participle
abode, abided, or (rare), abidden

Present participle
abiding

to abide (third-person singular simple present abides, present participle abiding, simple past abode or abided, past participle abode, abided, or (rare), abidden)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To wait; to pause; to delay.
  2. (intransitive) 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." - Genesis 24:55
  3. (intransitive) To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain.
    "Let every man abide in the same calling." - 1 Corinthians 7:20
  4. (transitive, obsolete with a personal object) 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
    "Bonds and afflictions abide me." - Acts 20:23
  5. (transitive) To endure; to sustain; to submit to.
    "[Thou] shalt abide her judgment on it." - Tennyson
  6. (transitive) To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with.
    "She could not abide Master Shallow." - Shakespeare, Henry IV Part 2, III-ii
  7. (transitive, confused with aby "to pay for") To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for.
    "Dearly I abide that boast so vain," - Milton


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