Definitions of abide

  1. dwell ( archaic); " You can stay with me while you are in town"; " stay a bit longer-- the day is still young"
  2. dwell; " You can stay with me while you are in town"; " stay a bit longer-- the day is still young"
  3. To wait; to pause; to delay.
  4. To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain.
  5. To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I abide my time.
  6. To endure; to sustain; to submit to.
  7. To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with.
  8. To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for.
  9. Abode.
  10. 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.
  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.
  12. To wait for; put up with; tolerate.
  13. To dwell, reside, remain.
  14. Abiding.
  15. To bide or wait for: to endure: to tolerate.
  16. To remain in a place, dwell, or stay:- pa. t. and pa. p. abode.
  17. To endure; stay.
  18. To await expectantly or defiantly; endure.
  19. To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to endure. Abide by, to remain beside; to stand by; to accept.
  20. To stay in any place for a shorter or longer period; to remain; to continue; to be firm.

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
  3. If thou art a Christian, thou hast more than an ordinary call and occasion to abide by these waters; thy things will not grow but by these waters. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  4. Servants and others of the same class will generally abide by an agreement clearly made, though foreigners are always advised to have even the conditions of service in black and white, and it is never safe to trust to precedent or to general rules in one's dealings with them. – Rome by Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker Hope Malleson
  5. Let us all agree to abide by dear Uncle Ebeneezer's last bequests. – At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern by Myrtle Reed
  6. I can't abide a frippy room!" – Peggy by Laura E. Richards
  7. That promise we find in John's record:-" I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever." – A Life of St. John for the Young by George Ludington Weed
  8. He had time for thought, he made his own choice- now let him abide by it. – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme
  9. " Unless I have my land again," quoth he, " some of you here shall dearly abide it. – Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
  10. And shall abide by it. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  11. But right or wrong, he had made his choice and must abide by it. – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  12. Her promise to the dying Aranjuez was an engagement, he thought, by which no person of sense should expect her to abide. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  13. I'm by no means sure that I do understand, but one thing, at least, is plain: she has made her own choice and must abide by it. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  14. I can't abide words. – The Carbonels by Charlotte M. Yonge
  15. For all we are bound by oath not to suffer a woman to abide in this castle till our lords take the bann off, and bid us open to women. – The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris
  16. I can't abide her. – The Comings of Cousin Ann by Emma Speed Sampson
  17. A noble influence which had met and moved her, seemed to come and abide about her,- a thought- presence. – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney