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Meaning of ABODE

Pronunciation:  u'bowd

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  1. [n]  housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
  2. [n]  the address where a person lives; "it is his legal place of residence"

ABODE is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: domicile, dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home, residence
 See Also: address, bath, bathroom, bedchamber, bedroom, chamber, cliff dwelling, condo, condominium, den, dining room, diningroom, dressing room, family room, fireside, fixer-upper, front room, hearth, hermitage, home, homestead, house, housing, indian lodge, kitchen, lake dwelling, living accommodations, living room, livingroom, lodge, lodging, messuage, parlor, parlour, pile dwelling, place, semi-detached house, sitting room, sleeping room, vacation home



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \A*bode"\,
    pret. of {Abide}.
  2. \A*bode"\, n. [OE. abad, abood, fr. abiden to abide. See
    {Abide}. For the change of vowel, cf. abode, imp. of abide.]
    1. Act of waiting; delay. [Obs.] --Shak.
             And with her fled away without abode. --Spenser.
    2. Stay or continuance in a place; sojourn.
             He waxeth at your abode here.         --Fielding.
    3. Place of continuance, or where one dwells; abiding place;
       residence; a dwelling; a habitation.
             Come, let me lead you to our poor abode.
  3. \A*bode"\, n. [See {Bode}, v. t.]
    An omen. [Obs.]
          High-thundering Juno's husband stirs my spirit with
          true abodes.                             --Chapman.
  4. \A*bode"\, v. t.
    To bode; to foreshow. [Obs.] --Shak.
  5. \A*bode"\, v. i.
    To be ominous. [Obs.] --Dryden.
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