Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) housing that someone is living in
    they raise money to provide homes for the homeless
  2. (noun, location) any address at which you dwell more than temporarily

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Origin of the word Abode

  1. 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. more

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