Character 5
Hyphenation a bide
Pronunciations /əˈbaɪd/

Definitions and meanings of "Abide"

What do we mean by abide?

To put up with; tolerate: synonym: endure. intransitive verb

To wait patiently for. intransitive verb

To remain in a place. intransitive verb

To continue in existence; endure. intransitive verb

To dwell or reside. intransitive verb

(abide by) To conform to; comply with. idiom

To pay the price or penalty of; suffer for.

To wait for; especially, to stand one's ground against.

To await; be in store for.

To endure or sustain; remain firm under.

To put up with; tolerate.

To encounter; undergo: in a jocular sense.

To have one's abode; dwell; reside.

To remain; continue to stay.

To continue in a certain condition; remain steadfast or faithful.

To wait; stop; delay.

To inhere; belong as an attribute or quality; have its seat.

To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for. transitive verb

To endure; to sustain; to submit to. transitive verb

To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with. transitive verb

To endure without yielding; to withstand; await defiantly; to encounter; to persevere.

To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with; stand.

To pay for; to stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for; to atone for.

To wait in expectation.

To pause; to delay.

To stay; to continue in a place; to remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to be left.

To have one's abode; to dwell; to reside; to sojourn.

To endure; to remain; to last.

To stand ready for; to await for someone; watch for.

To endure or undergo a hard trial or a task; to stand up under.

To await submissively; accept without question; submit to.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Abide

The word "abide" in example sentences

IV. iii.99 (330,4) [abide] To _abide_, here, must signify, to _sojourn_, to live for a time without a settled habitation. ❋ Samuel Johnson (1746)

The tough part seems to come in knowing how to abide or what the word abide really means. ❋ Linda P. Kozar (2009)

Corruption isn't everything: Americans can forgive rascals who manage to win -- look at Bill Clinton -- but what they cannot abide is losers. ❋ Unknown (2006)

Hunter's choice of the word abide brings to mind the 1847 poem Abide With Me by Henry F. Lyte: ❋ Robert Hunter (2005)

What they do not expect, and will not abide, is the sort of harsh, demanding regimen necessary to produce disciplined and effective soldiers. ❋ Unknown (1980)

"Abide in me, and let my word abide in you; then ye shall ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you." ❋ Emanuel King (1888)

"If ye abide in Me, and My word abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." ❋ 1841-1930 Pansy (1885)

If ye abide in me, and my word abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. ❋ Henry Drummond (1874)

No; factum non dicitur quod non perseverat -- that which does not abide is not said to be done. ❋ Unknown (1721)

The word is the same -- 'abide' -- which is so often upon his lips in his Gospel and in his Epistles, as expressive of the innermost experience of the Christian soul, the condition of all fruitfulness, blessedness, knowledge and Christ - likeness. ❋ Alexander Maclaren (1868)

” But what I will not abide is are those who bend the truth or break it to score political points and stop our progress as a country …” ❋ Unknown (2009)

As we’ve seen, the one thing an antinomian cannot abide is a formal and immutable distribution of the revenues of state. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Then cries AEneas 'mid the concourse: "Ho! Give heed, for surely shall my word abide, ❋ 70 BC-19 BC Virgil (1902)

One thing Mr. Abernethy cannot abide, that is, any interruption to his discourse. ❋ Various (N/A)

John 15: 7: "If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you --" That word abide is a strong word. ❋ Unknown (1897)

We abide in him by keeping his words, or having his “word abide in us” (verse 7), and all who “keep his sayings” (chap. 14: 23) will have Christ abide in their souls. ❋ Unknown (1886)

But Simon sat still and let his sword abide, and said, sourly enough: ❋ William Morris (1865)

If the word abide in us, if we converse with it by frequent meditation, consult with it upon every occasion, and conform to it in our conversation, we shall then readily receive the witness of the Father concerning Christ; see ch. vii. ❋ Unknown (1721)

It will no more save you than the covenant of works, unless that word abide and dwell in your hearts, to make you believe in him, and embrace him with your souls, whom God hath sent. ❋ Hugh Binning (1640)

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