Pronunciation: (u-bīd'),[key] —v.,a•bode or a•bid•ed, a•bid•ing.
—v.i. 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.
—v.t. 1. to put up with; tolerate; stand: I can't abide dishonesty! 2. to endure, sustain, or withstand without yielding or submitting: to abide a vigorous onslaught. 3. to wait for; await: to abide the coming of the Lord. 4. to accept without opposition or question: to abide the verdict of the judges. 5. to pay the price or penalty of; suffer for.
6. 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.