abiding

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English abiden (to abide) or abide +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abiding (plural abidings)

  1. The action of one abides; the state of an abider. [First attested from around 1150 to 1350.][1]
  2. (obsolete) An abode. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the early 17th century.][1]

Adjective[edit]

abiding (comparative more abiding, superlative most abiding)

  1. Continuing or persisting in the same state; lasting; enduring. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
    an abiding belief, a deep and abiding hatred of birds

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Verb[edit]

abiding

  1. Present participle of abide.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 4