Meaning of abide
Pronunciation: (u-bīd'), [key]
— v., a•bode a•bid•ed, a•bid•ing.
- to remain; continue; stay: Abide with me.
- to have one's abode; dwell; reside: to abide in a small Scottish village.
- to continue in a particular condition, attitude, relationship, etc.; last.
- to put up with; tolerate; stand: I can't abide dishonesty!
- to endure, sustain, or withstand without yielding or submitting: to abide a vigorous onslaught.
- to wait for; await: to abide the coming of the Lord.
- to accept without opposition or question: to abide the verdict of the judges.
- to pay the price or penalty of; suffer for.
- to abide by the court's decision.
- to act in accord with.
- to submit to; agree to:to abide by the court's decision.
- to remain steadfast or faithful to; keep:If you make a promise, abide by it.
- abide (Thesaurus)