meaning of abode

abode meaning in General Dictionary

To bode to foreshow

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  • To be ominous
  • An omen
  • Act of waiting delay
  • pret of Abide
  • housing that some one is residing in
  • any target from which you dwell significantly more than temporarily
  • of Abide
  • pret. of Abide.
  • Act of waiting; wait.
  • keep or continuance in someplace; sojourn.
  • host to continuance, or where one dwells; abiding spot;u000du000a residence; a home; a habitation.
  • An omen.
  • To bode; to foreshow.
  • To be ominous.

abode meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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 in keeping with an Old English class we strong verb (ride/rode, etc.). Meaning "habitual residence" is first attested 1570s.


abode meaning in General Dictionary

(imp. & p. p.) of Abide

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  • pret. of Abide.
  • (letter.) Act of waiting; wait.
  • (letter.) Stay or continuance in a spot; sojourn.
  • (letter.) host to continuance, or where one dwells; abiding spot; residence; a dwelling; a habitation.
  • (v. t.) An omen.
  • (v. t.) To bode; to foreshow.
  • (v. i.) becoming ominous.

Sentence Examples with the word abode

The earth is conceived of as a round disk, slightly sloping towards the south, surrounded on three sides by the sea, but on the north by a high mountain of turquoises; behind this is the abode of the blest, a sort of inferior paradise, inhabited by the Egyptians who were saved from drowning with Pharaoh in the Red Sea, and whom the Mandaeans look upon as their ancestors, Pharaoh himself having been their first high priest and king.

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