verb (abides, abiding, abode or abided, abode, abided, or (rare), abidden)
- (context, intransitive, obsolete) To wait; to pause; to delay.
- (intransitive) To stay; to continue in a place; to have one's abode; to dwell; to sojourn; -- with with before a person, and commonly with at or in before a place.
Etymology: From Old English abidan, ÄbÄdan. From a- (intensive) + bÄdan to wait. See to bide.
- Let the damsel with us a few days - Genesis 24:55
- (intransitive) To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain.
- Let every man in the same calling - 1 Corinthians 7:20
- (context, transitive, obsolete with a personal object) To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I my time.
- I will the coming of my lord - Tennyson
- Bonds and afflictions me - Acts 20:23
- (transitive) To endure; to sustain; to submit to.
- Thou shalt her judgment on it - Tennyson
- (transitive) To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with.
- She could not Master Shallow - Shakespeare, Henry IV Part 2, III-ii
- (context, transitive, confused with aby "to pay for") To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for.
- Dearly I that boast so vain - Milton
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