abiding

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Etymology 1[edit]

Present participle or participial adjective from abide (verb) +‎ -ing; or, from Middle English participle form of abiden, abyden (to abide).

Adjective[edit]

abiding (comparative more abiding, superlative most abiding)

  1. Continuing or persisting in the same state: lasting, enduring; steadfast. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
    an abiding belief
    a deep and abiding hatred of wealth
    • 2019, Li Huang; James Lambert, “Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers”, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, DOI:10.1080/01434632.2019.1596115, page 9:
      However, one abiding weakness with such data collection is that people’s beliefs about their speech habits may not necessarily tally with reality.
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Verb[edit]

abiding

  1. present participle of abide
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English abydynge, abidynge, -inge [verbal noun of abiden, abyden (to abide)],[2] from Old English abīdung[3]; or, verbal noun from abide (verb) +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

abiding (plural abidings)

  1. The action of one who 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]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 “abiding” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 4.
  2. ^ abīding, ger.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2018, retrieved 16 December 2019.
  3. ^ “abīding, sb.”, in A Middle-English Dictionary Containing Words Used by English Writers from the Twelfth to the Fifteenth Century, new edition, Clarendon Press, 1891, page 2