Middle English Dictionary Entry

abīding ger.
Quotations: Show all Hide all

Entry Info

Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

1.
Tarrying, delay, hesitation; withouten ~, without delay, immediately.
2.
(a) Remaining in a place, staying with someone; dwelling, living, sojourn; standing still, motionlessness; (b) dwelling place, home, residence; maken ~, to take up one's residence;(c) ?refuge; (d) a lying in wait, ambush.
3.
(a) Expectation of good, hope; (b) something hoped for; (c) expectation of evil, apprehension.
4.
Continued existence, remaining in existence; duration.
5.
(a) Patience, endurance, forbearance; long ~, long suffering, forbearance; (b) firmness, steadfastness; (c) that which one endures, one's lot or destiny.