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Abode (noun)

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Abo'de. n.s. [from abide.]

  1. Habitation, dwelling, place of residence.

    But I know thy abode and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me. 2 Kings, xix. 27.

    Others may use the ocean as their road,
    Only the English make it their abode;
    Whose ready sails with every wind can fly,
    And make a cov'nant with th' inconstant sky.

  2. Stay, continuance in a place.

    Sweet friends, your patience for my long abode;
    Not I, but my affairs, have made you wait.
    Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.

    Making a short abode in Sicily the second time, landing in Italy, and making the war, may be reasonably judged the business but of ten months. Dryden's Dedicat. to Aeneid.

    The woodcock's early visit, and abode
    Of long continuance in our temp'rate clime,
    Foretel a liberal harvest.

  3. To make abode; to dwell, to reside, to inhabit.

    Deep in a cave the Sibyl makes abode;
    Thence full of fate returns, and of the God.
    Dryd. Aen. 6.

Sources: The Bible - 2. Kings (12) · Dryden, John (788) · Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice (83) · Philips, John (42) · Waller, Edmund (63)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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