from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. A past tense and a past participle of abide.
- n. A dwelling place; a home.
- n. The act of abiding; a sojourn.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of abide.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- pret. of abide.
- n. Act of waiting; delay.
- n. Stay or continuance in a place; sojourn.
- n. Place of continuance, or where one dwells; abiding place; residence; a dwelling; a habitation.
- n. An omen.
- transitive v. To bode; to foreshow.
- intransitive v. To be ominous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Stay; continuance in a place; residence for a time.
- n. A place of continuance; a dwelling; a habitation.
- n. Delay: as, “fled away without abode,” Spenser.
- n. Preterit of abide.
- n. An omen; a prognostication; a foreboding.
- To foreshow; prognosticate; forebode.
- To be an omen; forebode: as, “this abodes sadly,” Dr. H. More, Decay of Christian Piety.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any address at which you dwell more than temporarily
- n. housing that someone is living in
Middle English abod, home, from abiden, to wait; see abide.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English abod, abad, from Old English *ābād, related to ābīdan ("to abide"); see abide. Cognate with Scots abade, abaid ("abode"). For the change of vowel, compare abode, preterit of abide. (Wiktionary)