What does abide mean?
The definition of abide
A*bide”, v. i.
[imp. & p. p. Abode, formerly Abid(#); p. pr. & vb. n.Abiding.]
Etym: [AS. abidan; pref. a- (cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + bidan to bide. See Bide.]

1 To wait; to pause; to delay. [Obs.] Chaucer.
2 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. Let the damsel abide with us a few days. Gen. xxiv. 55.
3 To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain. Let every man abide in the same calling. 1 Cor. vii. 20. Followed by by: To abide by. (a) To stand to; to adhere; to maintain. The poor fellow was obstinate enough to abide by what he said at first. Fielding.

(b) To acquiesce; to conform to; as, to abide by a decision or an award.

A*bide”, v. t.
1 To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I abide my time. “I will abide the coming of my lord.” Tennyson.

Note: [[Obs.], with a personal object. Bonds and afflictions abide me. Acts xx. 23.

2 To endure; to sustain; to submit to. [Thou] shalt abide her judgment on it. Tennyson.
3 To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with. She could not abide Master Shallow. Shak.

Note: [Confused with aby to pay for. See Aby.]

To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for. Dearly I abide that boast so vain. Milton.