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Webster 1913 Edition


Abider

A-bid′er

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Noun.
1.
One who abides, or continues.
[Obs.]
“Speedy goers and strong abiders.”
Sidney.
2.
One who dwells; a resident.
Speed.

Webster 1828 Edition


Abider

ABI'DER

,
Noun.
One who dwells or continues.

Definition 2021


abider

abider

English

Noun

abider (plural abiders)

  1. (obsolete) One who abides, or continues. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
    • c. 1583, Philip Sidney; Evelyn Shirley Shuckburgh, An Apologie for Poetrie, published 1891, page 1:
      Hee sayde, they were the Maisters of warre, and ornaments of peace : speedy goers, and strong abiders : triumphers both in Camps and Courts.
  2. One who dwells; a resident. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
    • c. 1610, John Speed; Eva Germaine Rimington Taylor, An atlas of Tudor England and Wales: 40 plates from John Speed's pocket atlas, published 1951, page 27:
      But although it had everything 'to content the purse, the heart, the eye', there was a local proverb saying: 'What is best for the Abider is worst for the [Traveler]

References

  1. 1 2 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 4

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