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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-bahyd-ns]
    • /əˈbaɪd ns/
    • /əˈbaɪdəns/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-bahyd-ns]
    • /əˈbaɪd ns/

Definitions of abidance word

  • noun abidance the act or state of abiding. 1
  • noun abidance conformity; compliance (usually followed by by): strict abidance by the rules. 1
  • noun abidance The act of abiding or continuing; abode; stay; continuance; dwelling. (Early 17th century.). 1
  • noun abidance Adherence; compliance; conformity. 0

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Origin of abidance

First appearance:

before 1640
One of the 44% oldest English words
First recorded in 1640-50; abide + -ance

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Parts of speech for Abidance


abidance popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 68% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

abidance usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for abidance

noun abidance

  • compliance — a disposition to yield to or comply with others
  • residence — the place, especially the house, in which a person lives or resides; dwelling place; home: Their residence is in New York City.
  • conformity — If something happens in conformity with something such as a law or someone's wishes, it happens as the law says it should, or as the person wants it to.
  • residency — residence (def 3).
  • conformation — the general shape or outline of an object; configuration

Antonyms for abidance

noun abidance

  • hegira — Islam. Hijra.
  • conge — permission to depart or dismissal, esp when formal
  • walkout — a strike by workers.
  • deflection — The deflection of something means making it change direction.
  • departure — Departure or a departure is the act of going away from somewhere.

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