Abide

Definition of Abide

A`bide´
v. i.1.To wait; to pause; to delay.
[imp. & p. p. Abode ( ), formerly Abid ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Abiding ( ).]
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.
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.
v. t.1.To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I abide my time.
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.
4.To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for.
Dearly I abide that boast so vain.
- Milton.

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