Abode meaning

ə-bōd
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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.

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The act of abiding; a sojourn.
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A place where one lives or stays; home; residence.
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A dwelling place; a home.
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(intransitive, obsolete) To be ominous. [Attested from the mid 17th century to the late 17th century.]
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, Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

He waxeth at your abode here.

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(obsolete) To bode; to foreshow; to presage. [Attested from the late 16th century to the mid 17th century.]

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A dwelling, home, or other fixed place where a person resides. Past tense and past participle of abide.
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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.

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(formal) A residence, dwelling or habitation. [First attested from around 1350 to 1470.]
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Simple past tense and past participle of abide.
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(obsolete) An omen; a foretelling. [Attested from the late 16th century to the late 17th century.]
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Origin of abode

  • Middle English abod home from abiden to wait abide

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • From an alteration with bode and Middle English abeden (“to announce”), from Old English ābēodan (“to command, proclaim”), from a- + bēodan (“to command, proclaim”)

    From Wiktionary

  • a- +‎ bode (“presage, portend, announce”)

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