from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A dwelling place; a home.
- noun The act of abiding; a sojourn.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Preterit of
- noun An omen; a prognostication; a foreboding.
- noun Stay; continuance in a place; residence for a time.
- noun A place of continuance; a dwelling; a habitation.
- noun Delay: as, “fled away without abode,” Spenser.
- To foreshow; prognosticate; forebode.
- To be an omen; forebode: as, “this abodes sadly,” Dr. H. More, Decay of Christian Piety.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- pret. of
- noun obsolete An omen.
- transitive verb obsolete To bode; to foreshow.
- noun obsolete Act of waiting; delay.
- noun Stay or continuance in a place; sojourn.
- noun Place of continuance, or where one dwells; abiding place; residence; a dwelling; a habitation.
- intransitive verb obsolete To be ominous.
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- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun any address at which you dwell more than temporarily
- noun housing that someone is living in
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Meant as an entertaining space, the abode is a display of eclectic furniture and interesting textures.
In Tehran their abode is the Mission garden, where I have sometimes seen two hundred of this primitive people collected under the trees, where they live.
At that time, Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Aulaqi, said that Norris was a "prime target" for execution and that her "proper abode is hellfire."
His abode is out of the way and rather cat-inconvenient, but it's not 100% cat-proof.
This worthy gave two damsels to Mohammed; one called Sírín and the other Máriyah (Maria) whom the Prophet reserved for his especial use and whose abode is still shown at Al – Medinah.
“Ye are welcome and well come!” answered the host, and studied to do them honour; so the twain abode with him the rest of their night and as soon as the daylight dawned, they left him and made their way back without aught of delay to the city.
Nur al-Din abode in the ship three days until the merchants had made an end of their precautions and preparations and embarked, when they set sail and putting out to sea, fared on one-and-fifty days.
So Nur al-Din abode awhile, eating and drinking and making merry and bidding and forbidding those who tended the horses; and whoso neglected or failed to fodder those tied up in the stable wherein was his service, he would thrown down and beat with grievous beating and lay him by the legs in bilboes of iron.
Meanwhile, Nur al-Din abode concealed behind the curtain, under cover of which Miriam and he had passed the night, till it was broad day, when the main door was opened and the church became full of people.
My favorite abode is a tent in the wilderness, where I shall be happy to serve you a cup of tea out of a tin kettle, and answer further questions.