AskDefine | Define abode

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1 dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young" [syn: bide, stay]
2 put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage" [syn: digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, suffer, put up] [also: abode]abode


1 any address at which you dwell more than temporarily; "a person can have several residences" [syn: residence]
2 housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless" [syn: dwelling, home, domicile, habitation, dwelling house]abode See abide

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Etymology 1

From abad, abood, from abiden, "to abide". See abide. For the change of vowel, compare abode, imp. of abide.


  1. Act of waiting; delay.
    • And with her fled away without abode. - Spenser
  2. Stay or continuance in a place; sojourn.
    • He waxeth at your abode here. - Fielding
  3. (slightly dated) Place of continuance, or where one dwells; abiding place; residence; a dwelling; a habitation.
    • Come, let me lead you to our poor abode. - Wordsworth
obsolete: act of waiting
  • Dutch: wachten
  • Finnish: viivytys
  • German: verweile, warten
  • Russian: задержка, промедление
stay or continuance in a place; sojourn
  • Dutch: verblijf
  • Finnish: oleskelu
  • German: verweile
  • Rusaian: пребывание
slightly dated: residence
  • Dutch: woonst, verblijf
  • Finnish: asunto
  • German: Bleibe
  • Russian: жилище, обиталище, обитель


  1. past of abide

Etymology 2

From a- + bode


  1. An omen.
    • High-thundering Juno's husband stirs my spirit with true abodes. - Chapman


  1. To bode; to foreshow; to presage.
  2. To be ominous.
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