abode1 /əˈbəʊd/


I. noun

‹literary› a place of residence; a house or home

my humble abode.
2. [ mass noun]
‹literary› residence

their right of abode in Britain.
‹archaic› a stay; a sojourn.
II. phrases

of no fixed abode
(of a person) having no permanent residence

both defendants were said to be of no fixed abode.
– origin Middle English (in the sense ‘act of waiting’): verbal noun from abide.

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