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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 a·bide /əˈbaɪd/ 動詞
 忍受, 容忍
 逗留, 等侯

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 4.
 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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 abide
      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,
          put up]
      [also: abode]