Origin of abodeMiddle English abad, abood from past participle of abiden, abide
A modest little abode.
An example of an abode is someone's home or apartment.
- 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
- Huygens had before this time fixed his abode in France.
- Their place of abode is variously placed in the Strophades, the entrance to the under-world, or a cave in Crete.
- From the 1st of April 1544, bringing with him some of his followers, he took up his abode in Basel, which was to be the New Jerusalem.
- The idea that persons who have made their way to the abode of the dead can return to the upper world if they have not tasted the food of the dead appears elsewhere, as in New Zealand (R.
- 26) mentions it as an abode of the historic Pelasgians.