abode

  • 1 abode — past and past part of abide Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. abode …

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  • 2 abode — In the meaning ‘a dwelling place’, abode is falling into disuse except in two fixed expressions: (of) no fixed abode, used of someone without a permanent address, and right of abode, especially as applied to citizens of Hong Kong who sought the… …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 abode — a‧bode [əˈbəʊd ǁ əˈboʊd] noun [countable usually singular] formal LAW the place where someone lives: • He has the right of abode in the UK (= he has the right to live there ) . * * * …

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  • 4 Abode — A*bode , n. [OE. abad, abood, fr. abiden to abide. See {Abide}. For the change of vowel, cf. abode, imp. of abide.] 1. Act of waiting; delay. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] And with her fled away without abode. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Stay or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Abode — may refer to: *House, a human built dwelling with enclosing walls, a floor, and a roof **Right of abode *World of Two Moons, a fictional Earth type planet featured in the comic book Elfquest …

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  • 6 abode — ► NOUN formal or literary 1) a house or home. 2) residence: right of abode. ORIGIN from ABIDE(Cf. ↑abide) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Abode — A*bode , n. [See {Bode}, v. t.] An omen. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] High thundering Juno s husband stirs my spirit with true abodes. Chapman. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Abode — A*bode , v. t. To bode; to foreshow. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Abode — A*bode , v. i. To be ominous. [Obs.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 Abode — A*bode , pret. of {Abide}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 11 abode — (n.) mid 13c., action of waiting, verbal noun identical with O.E. abad, pp. of abiden to abide (see ABIDE (Cf. abide)), used as a verbal noun. The present to preterite vowel change is consistent with an Old English class I strong verb (ride/rode …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 abode — dwelling, residence, domicile, *habitation, home, house …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 abode — [n] building or place where one resides address, apartment, base, casa, condo, co op, crash pad*, crib*, den, digs*, domicile, dwelling, flat, flop*, habitat, haunt, headquarters, hearth, hole*, home, homestead, house, joint*, lodging, pad,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 abode — abode1 [ə bōd′] n. [ME abad, abood < pp. of abiden, ABIDE] a place where one lives or stays; home; residence abode2 [ə bōd′] vi., vt. alt. pt. and pp. of ABIDE …

    English World dictionary

  • 15 Abode — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Place of habitation, or resort. < N PARAG:Abode >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 abode abode dwelling lodging domicile residence address habitation where one s lot is cast local habitation berth diggings seat …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 abode — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ humble (humorous) ▪ Welcome to my humble abode. VERB + ABODE ▪ take up your (formal or humorous) ▪ I had been invited to take up my abode at Go …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 abode — [[t]əbo͟ʊd[/t]] abodes 1) N COUNT: usu poss N Your abode is the place where you live. [FORMAL] I went round the streets and found his new abode. 2) PHRASE: oft of PHR If someone has no fixed abode, they are homeless. [LEGAL] In any local hospital …

    English dictionary

  • 18 abode — a|bode1 [əˈbəud US əˈboud] n [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: abide] 1.) formal someone s home sometimes used humorously ▪ Welcome to my humble abode. ▪ a homeless person with no fixed abode (=no permanent home) 2.) right of abode law the right to live… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 abode — A dwelling place; a residence. Central Mfrs. Mut. Ins. Co. v Friedman, 213 Ark 9, 209 SW2d 102, 1 ALR2d 557. Sometimes, but not necessarily, synonymous with domicil. 25 Am J2d Dom § 4. The term abode or usual place of abode is often synonymous… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 20 abode — UK [əˈbəʊd] / US [əˈboʊd] noun [countable] Word forms abode : singular abode plural abodes literary the place where you live • of no fixed abode …

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