- The definition of an abode is a residence or a place where a person lives or stays for a long time.
An example of an abode is someone's home or apartment.
A modest little abode.
Origin of abodeMiddle English abad, abood ; from past participle of abiden, abide
- A dwelling place; a home.
- The act of abiding; a sojourn.
Origin of abodeMiddle English abod, home, from abiden, to wait; see abide.
- , Henry Fielding (1707-1754)
- He waxeth at your abode here.
- 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, The Celebrity:
- The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again; […] . Our table in the dining-room became again the abode of scintillating wit and caustic repartee, Farrar bracing up to his old standard, and the demand for seats in the vicinity rose to an animated competition.
- (formal) A residence, dwelling or habitation. [First attested from around 1350 to 1470.]
- Simple past tense and past participle of abide.
From Middle English abod, abad, from Old English *ābād, related to ābīdan (“to abide”); see abide. Cognate with Scots abade, abaid (“abode”). For the change of vowel, compare abode, preterit of abide.
(third-person singular simple present abodes, present participle aboding, simple past and past participle aboded)
abode - Legal Definition
Variant of abide
intransitive verbabode or abided, abiding
- to stand fast; remain; go on being
- Archaic to stay; reside (in or at)
Origin of abideMiddle English abiden ; from Old English ābīdan ; from ā-, intensive + bīdan, bide
- to await
- to submit to; put up with
- to live up to (a promise, agreement, etc.)
- to submit to and carry out (a rule, decision, etc.)