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Abide appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Deboned; I ban a citadel I’m sure Peru smiled at: I can abide no bed.
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Definition of the verb abide

What does abide mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections:

 simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. dwell
  2. put up with something or somebody unpleasant

Alternative definition of the verb abide


  1. [intransitive, obsolete] To wait; to pause; to delay.
  2. [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.
  3. [intransitive] To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain.
  4. [transitive, obsolete with a personal object] To wait for, to be prepared for, to await, to watch for.
  5. [transitive] To endure; to sustain; to submit to.
  6. [transitive] To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with.
  7. [transitive, confused with aby "to pay for"] To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for.

Definition of the verb abide for high school students

    to put up with
    • example: Though he did not agree with the decision, Chuck decided to abide by it.
    to remain
    • example: Despite the beating they've taken from the weather throughout the millennia, the mountains abide.

The verb abide is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Phrases with abide

  1. abide by
  2. abide with
  3. to abide by
  4. to abide

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for abide

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Google previewWinning Through Faith Imaging (2009)

The Possibility Is in Your Problem by Don H. Polston

The word abide is an old fashioned expression. At first glimpse, the expression seems...

Abide is a verb. It is acting responsibly or correctly in the double-flow of the sap or source, receiving life and giving life. Nothing about this is passive or ...

Google previewThe Homiletic Review (1906)

Abide is the dominant note of this part of the epistle. Note its reiteration. This section is an echo of John xv. 4-6, 10. Abiding in Christ results in life, character, and fruitful- ness. The experience has its peril, ii. 26.

Google previewLife in Jesus, God's Son (1998)

by Melvin E. Banks

To abide means to remain steadfast and firmly in one place. We are instructed to remain firmly rooted and grounded in the agape love that Jesus has displayed toward us just as it has been displayed toward Him by the Father. 3. Abiding as ...

Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (2015)

by Orr, James

ABIDE. a-bı ̄d ́: Old English word signifying progressively to “await,” “remain,” “ lodge,” “sojourn,” “dwell,” “continue,” “endure”; represented richly in Old Testament (King James Version) by 12 Hebrew and in New Testament by as many Greek ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

* Tt ABIDE, t>. n.

Google previewEnglish-Pali Dictionary (1989)

by Ambalaṅgoḍa Polvattē Buddhadatta

ABIDE. A, An, use the adj. eka for the indeñnite, and the pron. ta for the definite article, both declined according to the gender, etc. of the substantives connected with them, e.g. Eko puriso, a man. Ekä gâvî, a cow. So coro, the thief. Sä näri, the ...

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Usage statistics about abide

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Quotes about abide

If we abide by the principles taught by the Bible, our country will go on prospering. (Daniel Webster)
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Scrabble value of A1B3I1D2E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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