noun• formal or • literary
- 1A place of residence; a house or home: her current abode • humorous my humble abodeMore example sentences
- These are the people living in bed and breakfasts, sofa surfing with friends and moving from house to house with no fixed abode.
- In between the luxurious modern houses are two curious abodes.
- Their house was more like a small castle than a humble abode.
- 1.1Residence: a place of abodeMore example sentences
- This points to a worldly, finite, lived morality - to an ethos in its sense of abode and dwelling place - and away from the abstract and systematic utilitarianism so common in Australia.
- In the time since he had left his native Ballyredmond and taken up his abode in Rathvilly he had spent a period of time in Courtown, Co. Wexford.
- The independent senator said a lot of the crime in the society was being committed by people of no fixed place of abode.
- 1.2 • archaic A stay; a sojourn.More example sentences
- He waxeth Wrath at your Abode here.
Middle English (in the sense 'act of waiting'): verbal noun from abide.