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Meaning of ABIDE

Pronunciation:  u'bId

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"
  2. [v]  dwell (archaic); "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"

ABIDE is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: bear, bide, brook, endure, put up, stand, stay, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate
 See Also: accept, allow, bear up, continue, countenance, hold still for, let, live with, outstay, overstay, pay, permit, remain, sit out, stand for, stay on, submit, swallow, take, take a joke, take lying down, undergo, visit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
    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.
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