abode

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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

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Origin and Etymology of abode

Middle English abade, abode, from bade, bode “stay, delay” (going back to Old English bād “expectation, period of waiting,” probably going back to Germanic *baiđ-, noun derivative from the base of *bīđ- “wait, bide”) crossed with abiden “to abide



ABODE Defined for Kids

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abode

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Definition of abode for Students

  1. past of abide


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abode

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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



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