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Definition of abide:

  1. A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged. The term is applied in a general sense to the Pandects of Justinian ( see Pandect), but is also specially given by authors to compilations of laws on particular topics; a summary of laws; as, Comyn's Digest; the United States Digest.
  2. To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with.
  3. To endure; to sustain; to submit to.
  4. To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain.
  5. To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for.
  6. 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.
  7. To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I abide my time.
  8. To wait; to pause; to delay.


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