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abode

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Etymology 1

From Old English abad, abood, from abiden, "to abide". See abide. For the change of vowel, compare abode, imp. of abide.

Noun

Singular
abode

Plural
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  1. (obsolete) Act of waiting; delay.
    • And with her fled away without abode. - Spenser
  2. Stay or continuance in a place; sojourn.
    • He waxeth at your abode here. - Fielding
  3. (slightly dated) Place of continuance, or where one dwells; abiding place; residence; a dwelling; a habitation.
    • Come, let me lead you to our poor abode. - Wordsworth
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Verb

abode

  1. Simple past tense and past participle of abide.

Etymology 2

From a- + bode

Noun

Singular
abode

Plural
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  1. (obsolete) An omen.
    • High-thundering Juno's husband stirs my spirit with true abodes. - Chapman

Verb

Infinitive
to abode

Third person singular
abod

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to abode (third-person singular simple present abod, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) (obsolete) To bode; to foreshow; to presage.
  2. (intransitive) (obsolete) To be ominous.
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