abode

1
[ uh-bohd ]
/ əˈboʊd /

noun

a place in which a person resides; residence; dwelling; habitation; home.
an extended stay in a place; sojourn.

Origin of abode

1
1200–50; Middle English abood a waiting, delay, stay; akin to abide

Definition for abode (2 of 3)

abode2
[ uh-bohd ]
/ əˈboʊd /

verb

a simple past tense and past participle of abide.

Definition for abode (3 of 3)

abide
[ uh-bahyd ]
/ əˈbaɪd /

verb (used without object), a·bode or a·bid·ed, a·bid·ing.

verb (used with object), a·bode or a·bid·ed, a·bid·ing.

Verb Phrases

abide by,
  1. to act in accord with.
  2. to submit to; agree to: to abide by the court's decision.
  3. to remain steadfast or faithful to; keep: If you make a promise, abide by it.

Origin of abide

before 1000; Middle English abiden, Old English ābīdan; cognate with Old High German irbītan await, Gothic usbeisns expectation, patience. See a-3, bide

OTHER WORDS FROM abide

a·bid·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for abode (1 of 3)

abode1
/ (əˈbəʊd) /

noun

a place in which one lives; one's home

Word Origin for abode

C17: n formed from abide

British Dictionary definitions for abode (2 of 3)

abode2
/ (əˈbəʊd) /

verb

a past tense and past participle of abide

British Dictionary definitions for abode (3 of 3)

abide
/ (əˈbaɪd) /

verb abides, abiding, abode or abided

Derived forms of abide

abidance, nounabider, noun

Word Origin for abide

Old English ābīdan, from a- (intensive) + bīdan to wait, bide
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Idioms and Phrases with abode

abide

In addition to the idioms beginning with abide

  • abide by

also see:

  • can't stand (abide)
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