abiding

[uh-bahy-ding]

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English; see abide, -ing2

abidingly, adverb
abidingness, noun
nonabiding, adjective
nonabidingly, adverb
nonabidingness, noun
unabiding, adjective
unabidingly, adverb
unabidingness, noun


unending, unchanging, unshakable.
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abide

[uh-bahyd]
verb (used without object), abode or abided, abiding.
1.
to remain; continue; stay: Abide with me.
2.
to have one's abode; dwell; reside: to abide in a small Scottish village.
3.
to continue in a particular condition, attitude, relationship, etc.; last.
verb (used with object), abode or abided, abiding.
4.
to put up with; tolerate; stand: I can't abide dishonesty!
5.
to endure, sustain, or withstand without yielding or submitting: to abide a vigorous onslaught.
6.
to wait for; await: to abide the coming of the Lord.
7.
to accept without opposition or question: to abide the verdict of the judges.
8.
to pay the price or penalty of; suffer for.
Verb phrases
9.
abide by,
a.
to act in accord with.
b.
to submit to; agree to: to abide by the court's decision.
c.
to remain steadfast or faithful to; keep: If you make a promise, abide by it.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English abiden, Old English ābīdan; cognate with Old High German irbītan await, Gothic usbeisns expectation, patience. See a-3, bide

abider, noun


1. tarry. 2. live. 3. persevere, endure. 4. bear, endure, brook; support.
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abide (əˈbaɪd)
 
vb (foll by by) , abides, abiding, abode, abided
1.  (tr) to tolerate; put up with
2.  (tr) to accept or submit to; suffer: to abide the court's decision
3.  a.  to comply (with): to abide by the decision
 b.  to remain faithful (to): to abide by your promise
4.  (intr) to remain or continue
5.  archaic (intr) to dwell
6.  archaic (tr) to await in expectation
7.  archaic (tr) to withstand or sustain; endure: to abide the onslaught
 
[Old English ābīdan, from a- (intensive) + bīdan to wait, bide]
 
a'bidance
 
n
 
a'bider
 
n

abiding (əˈbaɪdɪŋ)
 
adj
permanent; enduring: an abiding belief
 
a'bidingly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

abide
O.E. abidan, gebidan "remain," 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 M.E. Meaning "to put up with" (now usually negative) first recorded 1520s. The historical conjugation is abide, abode, abidden, but the modern formation is now generally weak.

abiding
late 14c., "enduring," prp. adj. from abide (q.v.)
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Example sentences
The standards of adulthood should be an abiding rebuke to the dispositions of
  adolescence.
The author traces some abiding infatuations-and old antagonisms-to his seaside
  boyhood home.
We have always prided ourselves on abiding by our own principles regardless of
  what anyone else was doing.
Nonetheless, devolution is a healthy and abiding tendency.
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