What does the word abide mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To await expectantly or defiantly; endure.

Usage examples for abide

  1. " Ah, lady," said the good man, " since it pleaseth not our Lord, needs must thou abide it; and when it pleaseth him thou shalt have one, or two." – Old French Romances by William Morris
  2. That's the rule, and they'll have to abide by it. – If by Lord Dunsany [Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron]
  3. If the Lady Marnell had chosen to ally herself with Lollards, she well knew what she was doing, and must abide the consequences. – Mistress Margery by Emily Sarah Holt