meaning of abide

abide meaning in General Dictionary

to attend for becoming ready for to await to view for when I abide my time

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  • to wait patiently to pause to wait
  • dwell
  • endure anything or someone unpleasant
  • to hold back; to pause; to delay.
  • to remain; to keep in a location; to possess an individual's abode; to dwell; to sojourn; -- with with before one, and commonly with at or in before someplace.
  • to stay steady or fixed in some state or condition; to carry on; to keep.
  • to attend for; to-be prepared for; to await; to watch for; since, we abide my time.
  • To withstand; to sustain; to send to.
  • To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put on with.
  • To stand the effects of; to resolve for; to suffer for.

abide meaning in Urban Dictionary

to keep or dwell; in some cases, to tolerate.

abide meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English abidan, gebidan "remain, hold off, delay, continue to be behind," from ge- completive prefix (denoting onward movement; see a- (1)) + bidan "bide, stay, wait, dwell" (see bide). Originally intransitive (with genitive associated with the object: we abidon his "we waited for him"); transitive sense emerged in Middle English. Meaning "to put up with" (today typically negative) first recorded 1520s. Related: Abided; abiding. The historic conjugation is abide, abode, abidden, however the contemporary development happens to be typically poor.

abide meaning in General Dictionary

(v. i.) to attend; to pause; to wait.

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  • (v. i.) to keep; to keep in a place; to own your abode; to live; to sojourn; -- with with before you, and generally with at or perhaps in before a location.
  • (v. i.) To remain stable or fixed in a few condition or problem; to keep; to remain.
  • (v. t.) To attend for; to-be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I abide my time.
  • (v. t.) To withstand; to maintain; to submit to.
  • (v. t.) To keep patiently; to tolerate; to hold with.
  • (v. t.) To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for.

Sentence Examples with the word abide

But if he abide three days he is a false prophet.

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