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abode1

[uh-bohd] /əˈboʊd/
noun
1.
a place in which a person resides; residence; dwelling; habitation; home.
2.
an extended stay in a place; sojourn.
Origin of abode1
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English abood a waiting, delay, stay; akin to abide
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British Dictionary definitions for abodes

abode1

/əˈbəʊd/
noun
1.
a place in which one lives; one's home
Word Origin
C17: n formed from abide

abode2

/əˈbəʊd/
verb
1.
a past tense and past participle of abide
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Word Origin and History for abodes

abode

n.

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.

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