- Continuing or persisting in the same state; lasting; enduring. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- an abiding belief, a deep and abiding hatred of birds
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abiding (plural abidings)
- The action of one who abides; the state of an abider. [First attested from around 1150 to 1350.]
- (obsolete) An abode. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the early 17th century.]
- “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 978-0-19-860457-0, page 4.