browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
abide

more about abide

abide


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abide  \A*bide"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  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. 
 
  Note:  [[Obs.],  with  a  personal  object. 
 
  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. 
 
  Note:  [Confused  with  aby  to  pay  for  See  {Aby}.]  To  stand  the 
  consequences  of  to  answer  for  to  suffer  for 
 
  Dearly  I  abide  that  boast  so  vain.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abide  \A*bide"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Abode},  formerly  {Abid}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Abiding}.]  [AS.  [=a]b[=i]dan;  pref.  [=a]- 
  (cf.  Goth.  us-,  G.  er-,  orig.  meaning  out)  +  b[=i]dan  to 
  bide.  See  {Bide}.] 
  1.  To  wait;  to  pause;  to  delay.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  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. 
  Followed  by  by: 
 
  {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. 
  b  To  acquiesce;  to  conform  to  as  to  abide  by  a 
  decision  or  an  award. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abide 
  v  1:  dwell  (archaic);  "You  can  stay  with  me  while  you  are  in 
  town";  "stay  a  bit  longer--the  day  is  still  young"  [syn: 
  {bide},  {stay}] 
  2:  put  up  with  something  or  somebody  unpleasant;  "I  cannot  bear 
  his  constant  criticism";  "The  new  secretary  had  to  endure 
  a  lot  of  unprofessional  remarks"  [syn:  {endure},  {stomach}, 
  {bear},  {stand},  {tolerate},  {brook},  {suffer},  {put  up}] 




more about abide