English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
Middle English , from abiden Old English ābīdan ( “ to abide, wait, remain, delay, remain behind; survive; wait for, await; expect ” ), from Proto-Germanic *uzbīdaną ( “ to expect, tolerate ” ), equivalent to + a- . Cognate with bide Scots abyde ( “ to abide, remain ” ), Middle High German erbīten ( “ to await, expect ” ), Gothic 𐌿𐍃𐌱𐌴𐌹𐌳𐌰𐌽 ( , usbeidan “ to expect, await, have patience ” ). The sense of pay for is due to influence from . aby 
Pronunciation [ edit ]
abide ( third-person singular simple present , abides present participle , abiding simple past abode or , abided past participle abode or abided or ( rare ) ) abidden
Accept, comply or act in accordance.
The new teacher was strict and the students did not want to abide by his rules.
( intransitive , obsolete ) To wait in expectation. [Attested from prior to 1150 until the mid 17 th century.]
( intransitive , obsolete ) To pause; to delay. [Attested from around (1150 to 1350) until the mid 17 th century.] 
( intransitive ) To stay; to continue in a place; to remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to be left. [First attested from around (1150 to 1350).]
( intransitive , archaic ) To have one's abode; to dwell; to reside; to sojourn. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
( intransitive ) To endure; to remain; to last. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
1998, Sam Elliot as Narrator, The Big Lebowski:
The Dude abides.
( transitive ) To stand ready for; to await for someone; watch for. [First attested prior to around 1150.]
1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter viij, in , book XIII:
Le Morte Darthur
Allas sayd she that euer I sawe yow / but he that suffred vpon the crosse for alle mankynde he be vnto yow good conduyte and saufte / and alle the hole felauship / Ryght soo departed Launcelot / & fond his felauship that
abode his comyng / and so they mounted on their horses / and rode thorou the strete of Camelot
1611, Bible (KJV), Acts 20:23:
Bonds and afflictions
1856-1885, Alfred Tennyson, Idylls of the King:
I will abide the coming of my lord.
( transitive ) To endure without yielding; to withstand; await defiantly; to encounter; to persevere. [First attested from around (1150 to 1350).]
The old oak tree abides the wind endlessly.
( transitive , obsolete ) To endure or undergo a hard trial or a task; to stand up under. [Attested from around (1150 to 1350) until the early 18 th century.]
1856-1885, Alfred Tennyson, Idylls of the King:
[… ] And shalt abide her judgment on it.
( transitive ) To await submissively; accept without question; submit to. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II:
To abide thy kingly doom.
( transitive ) To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with; stand. [First attested in the late 15 th century.]
( transitive ) To pay for; to stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for; to atone for. [First attested in the late 16 th century.]
1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost:
How dearly I abide that boast so vain, [… ]
A component in at least one phrasal verb: abide by.
Usage notes [ edit ]
( bear patiently ) Used in the negative form : can't abide is used to indicate strong dislike.
Related terms [ edit ]
Translations [ edit ]
please add this translation if you can Lao:
please add this translation if you can Latin:
, tinggal dalam duduk Mongolian:
please add this translation if you can Norwegian:
demorar (oc) Persian:
ساکن شدن (fa) ( saken shodan ) Portuguese:
viver , (pt) morar , (pt) habitar , (pt) residir (pt) Russian:
жить (ru) impf ( žitʹ ), прожива́ть (ru) impf ( proživátʹ ), обита́ть (ru) impf ( obitátʹ ) ( to live , ) пребыва́ть (ru) impf ( prebyvátʹ ), остава́ться (ru) impf ( ostavátʹsja ) Spanish:
habitar , (es) morar , (es) residir (es) Thai:
please add this translation if you can Turkish:
ikamet etmek , (tr) oturmak (tr)
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(please verify) demorar Old English:
(please verify) ābīdan Vietnamese:
, (please verify) tồn tại , (please verify) kéo dài , (please verify) tôn trọng , (please verify) giữ , (please verify) tuân theo , (please verify) chịu theo , (please verify) trung thành với , (please verify) ở , (please verify) ngụ tại , (please verify) chờ , (please verify) chờ đợi , (please verify) chịu đựng , (please verify) chịu (please verify) chống đỡ được
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References [ edit ]
^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 , ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 3
↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 , ISBN 978-0198605751), page 4