To wait; to pause; to delay.
- To put up with; tolerate: can't abide such incompetence. See Synonyms at bear1.
- To wait patiently for: "I will abide the coming of my lord” ( Tennyson).
- To withstand: a thermoplastic that will abide rough use and great heat.
- To remain in a place.
- To continue to be sure or firm; endure. See Synonyms at stay1.
- To dwell or sojourn.
- abide by To conform to; comply with: abide by the rules; had to abide by the judge's decision.