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.

(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." Tennyson.

[[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.

3. To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with.

She could not abide Master Shallow.

4. [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.

(A*bid"er) n.

1. One who abides, or continues. [Obs.] "Speedy goers and strong abiders." Sidney.

2. One who dwells; a resident. Speed.

(A*bid"ing), a. Continuing; lasting.

(A*bid"ing*ly), adv. Permanently. Carlyle.

(A*bid"ance) n. The state of abiding; abode; continuance; compliance

The Christians had no longer abidance in the holy hill of Palestine.

A judicious abidance by rules.

(A*bide") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Abode formerly Abid; p. pr. & vb. n. Abiding ] [AS. abidan; pref. a- (cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + bidan to bide. See Bide.]

1. To wait; to pause; to delay. [Obs.] Chaucer.

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.

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