abode

play
noun \ə-ˈbōd\

Definition of abode

  1. 1 :  the place where one lives :  home were reluctant to leave their lifelong abode Welcome to my humble abode.

  2. 2 :  a temporary stay :  sojourn … if any such dares to continue his abode in a family where his coming was an unauthorized intrusion … — Walter Scott

  3. 3 obsolete :  wait, delay

Examples of abode in a sentence

  1. welcome to my humble abode

Origin and Etymology of abode

Middle English abod, from abiden to abide


First Known Use: 13th century



ABODE Defined for Kids

1

abode

play

Definition of abode for Students

  1. past of abide


2

abode

play
noun \ə-ˈbōd\

Definition of abode for Students

  1. :  the place where someone stays or lives


Law Dictionary

abode

  1. past and past part of abide



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up abode? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a frightening dream

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • manet-jeanne-spring
  • Which is a synonym of chaffer?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ