Meaning of ABIDE in English


— abider , n.

/euh buyd"/ , v. , abode or abided, abiding .


1. to remain; continue; stay: Abide with me.

2. to have one's abode; dwell; reside: to abide in a small Scottish village.

3. to continue in a particular condition, attitude, relationship, etc.; last.


4. to put up with; tolerate; stand: I can't abide dishonesty!

5. to endure, sustain, or withstand without yielding or submitting: to abide a vigorous onslaught.

6. to wait for; await: to abide the coming of the Lord.

7. to accept without opposition or question: to abide the verdict of the judges.

8. to pay the price or penalty of; suffer for.

9. abide by ,

a. to act in accord with.

b. to submit to; agree to: to abide by the court's decision.

c. to remain steadfast or faithful to; keep: If you make a promise, abide by it.

[ bef. 1000; ME abiden, OE abidan; c. OHG irbitan await, Goth usbeisns expectation, patience. See A- 3 , BIDE ]

Syn. 1. tarry. 2. live. 3. persevere, endure. 4. bear, endure, brook; support.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .