The Sultan of Brunei will not have a quasi-Islamist rebellion within the abode of Peace.
English governesses tended to the children in Anand Bhavan – “abode of Happiness” – the palatial Nehru residence.
What would John Dewey have done if Mr. Chen had burst into his Chinese abode and asked for help?
“That is not their real house,” Andrew says of a Kardashian abode.
They burn, they destroy the dwellings in which he has taken up his abode.
That fellow, the cousin Galloway, changes his place of abode like the Wandering Jew.
The stranger quickly recognizes the rights of the first occupant and, without insisting, goes to seek an abode elsewhere.
Then, again, variety of climate should always go with stability of abode.
These kept my heart stirring and content as long as I abode in the Glen of the Garpel.
That this valley must be our future place of abode was at once decided by all of us.
mid-13c., "action of waiting," verbal noun identical with Old English abad, past participle of abiden "to abide" (see abide), used as a verbal noun. The present-to-preterite vowel change is consistent with an Old English class I strong verb (ride/rode, etc.). Meaning "habitual residence" is first attested 1570s.
Old English abidan, gebidan "remain, wait, delay, remain behind," from ge- completive prefix (denoting onward motion; see a- (1)) + bidan "bide, remain, wait, dwell" (see bide). Originally intransitive (with genitive of the object: we abidon his "we waited for him"); transitive sense emerged in Middle English. Meaning "to put up with" (now usually negative) first recorded 1520s. Related: Abided; abiding. The historical conjugation is abide, abode, abidden, but the modern formation is now generally weak.