- a place in which a person resides; residence; dwelling; habitation; home.
- an extended stay in a place; sojourn.
Origin of abode1
- a simple past tense and past participle of abide.
- to remain; continue; stay: Abide with me.
- to have one's abode; dwell; reside: to abide in a small Scottish village.
- to continue in a particular condition, attitude, relationship, etc.; last.
- to put up with; tolerate; stand: I can't abide dishonesty!
- to endure, sustain, or withstand without yielding or submitting: to abide a vigorous onslaught.
- to wait for; await: to abide the coming of the Lord.
- to accept without opposition or question: to abide the verdict of the judges.
- to pay the price or penalty of; suffer for.
- abide by,
- to act in accord with.
- to submit to; agree to: to abide by the court's decision.
- to remain steadfast or faithful to; keep: If you make a promise, abide by it.
Origin of abide
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Related Words for abodesanctuary, dwelling, habitat, house, haunt, crib, quarters, lodging, home, apartment, domicile, pad, flat, joint, base, address, hole, seat, hearth, residence
Examples from the Web for abode
Contemporary Examples of abode
The Sultan of Brunei will not have a quasi-Islamist rebellion within the Abode of Peace.Brunei Returns to the Stoning Age
April 22, 2014
“That is not their real house,” Andrew says of a Kardashian abode.Watching Us, Watching Them: On ‘The People’s Couch’
March 20, 2014
English governesses tended to the children in Anand Bhavan – “Abode of Happiness” – the palatial Nehru residence.Hold Onto Your Penis
David Frum, Justin Green
November 29, 2012
What would John Dewey have done if Mr. Chen had burst into his Chinese abode and asked for help?Carlin Romano’s Philosophical Book Bag
May 22, 2012
Historical Examples of abode
He fought it with all the strength of him, and that was much, but ever it abode there.Within the Law
Gilead abode beyond Jordan, and why did Dan remain in ships?
Asher continued on the sea-shore, and abode in his breaches.
He could no longer trust to chance and delay against the dangers of that abode.Calderon The Courtier
That fellow, the cousin Galloway, changes his place of abode like the Wandering Jew.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
- a place in which one lives; one's home
Word Origin for abode
- a past tense and past participle of abide
- (tr) to tolerate; put up with
- (tr) to accept or submit to; sufferto abide the court's decision
- (intr foll by by)
- to comply (with)to abide by the decision
- to remain faithful (to)to abide by your promise
- (intr) to remain or continue
- (intr) archaic to dwell
- (tr) archaic to await in expectation
- (tr) archaic to withstand or sustain; endureto abide the onslaught
Word Origin for abide
mid-13c., "action of waiting," verbal noun identical with Old English abad, past participle of abiden "to abide" (see abide), used as a verbal noun. The present-to-preterite vowel change is consistent with an Old English class I strong verb (ride/rode, etc.). Meaning "habitual residence" is first attested 1570s.
Old English abidan, gebidan "remain, wait, delay, remain behind," from ge- completive prefix (denoting onward motion; see a- (1)) + bidan "bide, remain, wait, dwell" (see bide). Originally intransitive (with genitive of the object: we abidon his "we waited for him"); transitive sense emerged in Middle English. Meaning "to put up with" (now usually negative) first recorded 1520s. Related: Abided; abiding. The historical conjugation is abide, abode, abidden, but the modern formation is now generally weak.
In addition to the idioms beginning with abide
- abide by
- can't stand (abide)