Obey O*bey", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obeyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Obeying}.] [OE. obeyen, F. ob['e]ir, fr. L. obedire, oboedire; ob (see Ob-) + audire to hear. See {Audible}, and cf. {Obeisance}.] 1. To give ear to; to execute the commands of; to yield submission to; to comply with the orders of. [1913 Webster]

Children, obey your parents in the Lord. --Eph. vi. 1. [1913 Webster]

Was she the God, that her thou didst obey? --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To submit to the authority of; to be ruled by. [1913 Webster]

My will obeyed his will. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Afric and India shall his power obey. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To yield to the impulse, power, or operation of; as, a ship obeys her helm. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • obeying — o·bey || É™ beɪ v. comply; listen to, mind …   English contemporary dictionary

  • all-obeying — all obeyˈing adjective (Shakespeare) Obeyed by all • • • Main Entry: ↑all …   Useful english dictionary

  • abiding by the law — obeying the law, complying with the law …   English contemporary dictionary

  • keeping the Commandments — obeying the biblical commands …   English contemporary dictionary

  • observing the law — obeying the law, meticulous observation of the rules of the area …   English contemporary dictionary

  • strict discipline — obeying commands, acceptance of authority, military obedience …   English contemporary dictionary

  • within his authority — obeying what he is permitted legally …   English contemporary dictionary

  • List of Biblical names — This is a list of names from the Bible, mainly taken from the 19th century public domain resource: : Hitchcock s New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible by Roswell D. Hitchcock, New York: A. J. Johnson, 1874, c1869.Each name is given with its …   Wikipedia

  • Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language — Saul Kripke s Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language is the most influential and widely discussed interpretation of Wittgenstein s Philosophical Investigations . [Stern, David. Wittgenstein s Philosophical Investigations: an introduction , p …   Wikipedia

  • Conscience — Not to be confused with consciousness. For other uses, see Conscience (disambiguation). Vincent van Gogh, 1890. Kröller Müller Museum. The Good Samaritan (after Delacroix). Conscience is an aptitude, faculty, intuition or judgment of the …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”