(v. i.) To wait; to pause; to delay.

(v. i.) 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.

(v. i.) To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain.

(v. t.) To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I abide my time.

(v. t.) To endure; to sustain; to submit to.

(v. t.) To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with.

(v. t.) To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for.

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