1 [uh-bohd]
a place in which a person resides; residence; dwelling; habitation; home.
an extended stay in a place; sojourn.

1200–50; Middle English abood a waiting, delay, stay; akin to abide

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abode1 (əˈbəʊd)
a place in which one lives; one's home
[C17: n formed from abide]

abode2 (əˈbəʊd)
a past tense and past participle of abide

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Word Origin & History

mid-13c., "action of waiting," from O.E. abad, pp. of abiden "to abide" (see abide), used as a verbal noun. The present-to-preterite vowel change is consistent with an O.E. class I strong verb (ride/rode, etc.). Meaning "habitual residence" is first attested 1570s.
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Example sentences
These unique abodes are less tent and more reminiscent of a room at a luxury
Perfect for abodes that are short on space or long on stairs.
She believes that antique abodes can never be rehabilitated, no matter how much
  money you pour into renovations.
Though formally homeless, few of those who lack settled abodes sleep on the
  streets, nor do many live in dingy hotels or hostels.
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