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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abiding  \A*bid"ing\,  a. 
  Continuing;  lasting. 
 
  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]: 
 
  abiding 
  adj  :  unceasing;  "an  abiding  belief";  "imperishable  truths"  [syn: 
  {enduring},  {imperishable}] 




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