Pronunciation: (u-bīd'), [key]
—v., a•bode or a•bid•ed, a•bid•ing.
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.
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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.