- The definition of abide is to put up with something.
An example of abide is not complaining about your child’s loud music.
- Abide means to stay with or remain.
To remain married for life is an example of abide.
abide definition by Webster's New World
- to stand fast; remain; go on being
- Archaic to stay; reside (in or at)
Origin: Middle English abiden ; from Old English ābīdan ; from ā-, intensive plush bīdan, bide
- to await
- to submit to; put up with
abide definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb a·bode or a·bid·ed, a·bid·ing, a·bides verb, transitive
- To put up with; tolerate: can't abide such incompetence. See Synonyms at bear1.
- To wait patiently for: “I will abide the coming of my lord” (Tennyson).
- To withstand: a thermoplastic that will abide rough use and great heat.
- To remain in a place.
- To continue to be sure or firm; endure. See Synonyms at stay1.
- To dwell or sojourn.
Origin: Middle English abiden, from Old English ābīdan : ā-, intensive pref. + bīdan, to remain; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.
- a·bidˈer noun
abide - Legal Definition
- To await.
- To accept or submit to.
- To tolerate or withstand.
- To adhere, execute, obey, perform, or otherwise act in conformity with.
- To dwell, remain, reside, or stay.
abide - Phrases/Idioms
- to live up to (a promise, agreement, etc.)
- to submit to and carry out (a rule, decision, etc.)