a place in which a person resides; residence; dwelling; habitation; home.
an extended stay in a place; sojourn.
a simple past tense and past participle of .
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 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.
The Sultan of Brunei will not have a quasi-Islamist rebellion within the abode of Peace.
Brunei Returns to the Stoning Age Jay Michaelson April 21, 2014
English governesses tended to the children in Anand Bhavan – “abode of Happiness” – the palatial Nehru residence.
Hold Onto Your Penis David Frum, Justin Green November 28, 2012
What would John Dewey have done if Mr. Chen had burst into his Chinese abode and asked for help?
Carlin Romano’s Philosophical Book Bag Carlin Romano May 21, 2012
“That is not their real house,” Andrew says of a Kardashian abode.
Watching Us, Watching Them: On ‘The People’s Couch’ Tim Teeman March 19, 2014
They burn, they destroy the dwellings in which he has taken up his abode.
La Sorcire: The Witch of the Middle Ages Jules Michelet
That fellow, the cousin Galloway, changes his place of abode like the Wandering Jew.
The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
The stranger quickly recognizes the rights of the first occupant and, without insisting, goes to seek an abode elsewhere.
Bramble-bees and Others J. Henri Fabre
Then, again, variety of climate should always go with stability of abode.
Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
These kept my heart stirring and content as long as I abode in the Glen of the Garpel.
The Men of the Moss-Hags S. R. Crockett
That this valley must be our future place of abode was at once decided by all of us.
Freeland Theodor Hertzka
a place in which one lives; one’s home
a past tense and past participle of abide
verb abides, abiding, abode, abided
(transitive) to tolerate; put up with
(transitive) to accept or submit to; suffer: to abide the court’s decision
(intransitive) foll by by
to comply (with): to abide by the decision
to remain faithful (to): to abide by your promise
(intransitive) to remain or continue
(intransitive) (archaic) to dwell
(transitive) (archaic) to await in expectation
(transitive) (archaic) to withstand or sustain; endure: to abide the onslaught
mid-13c., “action of waiting,” verbal noun identical with Old English abad, past participle of abiden “to abide” (see abide), used as a verbal noun. The present-to-preterite vowel change is consistent with an Old English class I strong verb (ride/rode, etc.). Meaning “habitual residence” is first attested 1570s.
Old English abidan, gebidan “remain, wait, delay, remain behind,” from ge- completive prefix (denoting onward motion; see a- (1)) + bidan “bide, remain, wait, dwell” (see bide). Originally intransitive (with genitive of the object: we abidon his “we waited for him”); transitive sense emerged in Middle English. Meaning “to put up with” (now usually negative) first recorded 1520s. Related: Abided; abiding. The historical conjugation is abide, abode, abidden, but the modern formation is now generally weak.
In addition to the idioms beginning with abide abide by also see: can’t stand (abide)
the centimeter-gram-second unit of electrical resistance, equivalent to 10 −9 ohm. noun the cgs unit of resistance in the electromagnetic system: equivalent to 10-9 ohm
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