1. To wait in expectation.
  2. To pause; to delay. <ref name=SOED/>
  3. To stay; to continue in a place; to remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to be left. <ref name=SOED/>
  4. To have one's abode; to dwell; to reside; to sojourn. <ref name=SOED/>
  5. To endure. to remain; to last. <ref name=SOED/>
  6. To stand ready for; to await for someone; watch for. <ref name=SOED/>
  7. To endure without yielding; to withstand; await defiantly; to encounter; to persevere. <ref name=SOED/>
    The old oak tree abides the wind endlessly.
  8. To endure or undergo a hard trial or a task; to stand up under. <ref name=SOED/>
  9. To await submissively; accept without question; submit to. <ref name=SOED/>
  10. To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with; stand. <ref name=SOED/>
  11. To pay for; to stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for; to atone for. <ref name=SOED/>

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