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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English abiden (to abide) or abide +‎ -ing.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

abiding (comparative more abiding, superlative most abiding)

  1. Continuing or persisting in the same state; lasting; enduring. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
    an abiding belief
    a deep and abiding hatred of wealth

TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

abiding

  1. present participle of abide

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

abiding (plural abidings)

  1. The action of one who abides; the state of an abider. [First attested from around 1150 to 1350.][1]
  2. (obsolete) An abode. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the early 17th century.][1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 “abiding” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 4.