abide

  • 1 Abide — 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. [1913 Webster] Note: [[Obs.], with a personal object. [1913 Webster] Bonds and afflictions abide me.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 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. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 abide — vt abode or abid·ed, abid·ing: to accept without objection abide by: to act or behave in accordance with or in obedience to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 abide — is now limited to two main meanings, and has lost many others over seven centuries of use along with several redundant inflections, including abode. The principal meaning ‘to bear, tolerate’ is now only used in negative contexts, usually with a… …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 abide — [v1] submit to, put up with accept, acknowledge, bear, bear with*, be big about*, concede, consent, defer, endure, hang in*, hang in there*, hang tough*, live with*, put up with*, receive, sit tight*, stand, stand for, stomach, suffer, swallow,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 abide — ► VERB 1) (abide by) accept or observe (a rule or decision). 2) informal tolerate: he could not abide conflict. 3) (of a feeling or memory) endure. 4) archaic live; dwell. ORIGIN Old English, wait ; related to BIDE(Cf. ↑ …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 abide — (v.) O.E. abidan, gebidan remain, wait, delay, remain behind, from ge completive prefix (denoting onward motion; see A (Cf. a ) (1)) + bidan bide, remain, wait, dwell (see BIDE (Cf. bide)). Originally intransitive (with genitive of the object: we …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 abide by — (something) to accept or obey an arrangement, decision, or rule. It is a good thing that most drivers abide by the rules of the road …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 9 abide — [ə bīd′] vi. abode [ə bōd′] or abided, abiding [ME abiden < OE ābīdan < ā , intens. + bīdan, BIDE] 1. to stand fast; remain; go on being 2. Archaic to stay; reside ( in or at) vt. 1. to await …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 abide by — index accede (concede), adhere (maintain loyalty), comply, concede, conform, defer (yield in judgment), fulfill …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 abide — 1 *stay, wait, remain, tarry, linger Analogous words: dwell, *reside, live, sojourn, lodge: *stick, cleave, cling, adhere Antonyms: depart Contrasted words: *go, leave, quit: *move, remove, shift …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 abide by — verb 1. act in accordance with someone s rules, commands, or wishes (Freq. 2) He complied with my instructions You must comply or else! Follow these simple rules abide by the rules • Syn: ↑comply, ↑follow …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13 abide — [c]/əˈbaɪd / (say uh buyd) verb (abided or, Archaic, abode /əˈboʊd / (say uh bohd), abiding) –verb (t) 1. to put up with; tolerate: *There were a thousand trainees in the intake but I was among the select handful of those whose aspect he couldn t …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 abide — abider, n. /euh buyd /, v., abode or abided, abiding. v.i. 1. to remain; continue; stay: Abide with me. 2. to have one s abode; dwell; reside: to abide in a small Scottish village. 3. to continue in a particular condition, attitude, relationship …

    Universalium

  • 15 abide — a•bide [[t]əˈbaɪd[/t]] v. a•bode a•bid•ed, a•bid•ing 1) to remain; stay: Abide with me[/ex] 2) to have one s abode; dwell; reside 3) to continue in a particular condition; last; endure 4) to put up with; tolerate; stand: I can t abide… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 abide — v. (d; intr.) 1) to abide by ( to agree to. obey ) (we must abide by her decision) 2) (obsol. and formal) (d; intr.) ( to stay ) to abide with * * * [ə baɪd] (obsol. and formal) (d; intr.) ( to stay ) to abide with (d; intr.) to abide by (we must …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 abide — a|bide [əˈbaıd] v [: Old English; Origin: abidan, from bidan; BIDE] 1.) sb can t abide sb/sth used to say that someone dislikes something or someone very much ▪ I can t abide that man he s so self satisfied. 2.) past tense abode [əˈbəud US… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 abide — a|bide [ ə baıd ] verb intransitive an old word meaning to stay or live somewhere can t abide something to dislike something very much. It is more usual to say that you can t stand something: I can t abide their chatter. a bide ,by phrasal verb… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 abide — [[t]əba͟ɪd[/t]] abides, abiding, abided PHRASE: with brd neg If you can t abide someone or something, you dislike them very much. → See also , law abiding I can t abide people who can t make up their minds... She couldn t abide his success.… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 abide — verb 1 can t abide to dislike something or someone very much because you think they are very annoying: I can t abide that man he s so self satisfied. 2 past tense also abode (intransitive always + adv/prep) old fashioned to live somewhere abide… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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