Abide

Verb

  • (transitive) To pay for; to stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for; to atone for. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
  • (intransitive, obsolete) To wait in expectation. [Attested from prior to 1150 until the mid 17th century.]
  • (intransitive, archaic) To have one's abode; to dwell; to reside; to sojourn. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
  • (transitive) To endure without yielding; to withstand; await defiantly; to encounter; to persevere. [First attested from around (1150 to 1350).]

    "The old oak tree abides the wind endlessly."

  • (transitive) To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with; stand. [First attested in the late 15th century.]
  • (intransitive) To stay; to continue in a place; to remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to be left. [First attested from around (1150 to 1350).]
  • (transitive) To stand ready for; to await for someone; watch for. [First attested prior to around 1150.]
  • (transitive) To await submissively; accept without question; submit to. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
  • (intransitive, obsolete) To pause; to delay. [Attested from around (1150 to 1350) until the mid 17th century.]
  • (intransitive) To endure; to remain; to last. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
  • (transitive, obsolete) To endure or undergo a hard trial or a task; to stand up under. [Attested from around (1150 to 1350) until the early 18th century.]

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