I. noun 1.
‹literary› a place of residence; a house or home
• my humble abode.
2. [ mass noun] —
• 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.