a·bide /əˈbaɪd/ 動詞
A·bide v. i. [imp. & p. p. Abode formerly Abid p. pr. & vb. n. Abiding ]
1. To wait; to pause; to delay. [Obs.]
2. 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.
Let the damsel abide with us a few days. --Gen. xxiv. 55.
3. To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain.
Let every man abide in the same calling. --1 Cor. vii. 20.
Followed by by: To abide by. (a) To stand to; to adhere; to maintain.
The poor fellow was obstinate enough to abide by what he said at first. --Fielding.
(b) To acquiesce; to conform to; as, to abide by a decision or an award.
A·bide, v. t.
1. To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I abide my time. “I will abide the coming of my lord.”
Note: [[Obs.], with a personal object.
Bonds and afflictions abide me. --Acts xx. 23.
2. To endure; to sustain; to submit to.
[Thou] shalt abide her judgment on it. --Tennyson.
3. To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with.
She could not abide Master Shallow. --Shak.
Note: [Confused with aby to pay for. See Aby.] To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for.
Dearly I abide that boast so vain. --Milton.
v 1: dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a
bit longer--the day is still young" [syn: bide, stay]
2: put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear
his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure
a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate
the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable
marriage" [syn: digest, endure, stick out, stomach,
bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, suffer,