abide Meaning, Definition & Usage
- You can stay with me while you are in town
- stay a bit longer--the day is still young
verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant
stomach; brook; support; put up; tolerate; bear; endure; stick out; suffer; digest; stand.
- I cannot bear his constant criticism
- The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
- he learned to tolerate the heat
- She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage
A*bide" intransitive verb
; pref. a-
(cf. Goth. us-
, G. er-
, orig. meaning out
) + bidan
to bide. See Bide
imperfect & past participle Abode formerly Abid present participle & verbal noun Abiding
- To wait; to pause; to delay. Obs.
- 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.
- 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.
A*bide" transitive verb
- 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."
[Obs.], with a personal object.
Bonds and afflictions abide me.
Acts xx. 23.
- To endure; to sustain; to submit to.
[Thou] shalt abide her judgment on it.
- To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with.
She could not abide Master Shallow.
- 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.
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