Abode Definition and Meaning: What is Abode?’

Abode Definition

Noun 1. abode - any address at which you dwell more than temporarily; "a person can have several residences"


address - the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with

domicile, legal residence - (law) the residence where you have your permanent home or principal establishment and to where, whenever you are absent, you intend to return; every person is compelled to have one and only one domicile at a time; "what's his legal residence?"

home, place - where you live at a particular time; "deliver the package to my home"; "he doesn't have a home to go to"; "your place or mine?"

2. abode - housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"

dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home, domicile

bathroom, bath - a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet

bedchamber, bedroom, sleeping accommodation, sleeping room, chamber - a room used primarily for sleeping

cliff dwelling - a rock and adobe dwelling built on sheltered ledges in the sides of a cliff; "the Anasazi built cliff dwellings in the southwestern United States"

condo, condominium - one of the dwelling units in a condominium

den - a room that is comfortable and secluded

dinette - a small area off of a kitchen that is used for dining

dining room, dining-room - a room used for dining

dressing room - a room in which you can change clothes

family room - a recreation room in a private house

fixer-upper - a house or other dwelling in need of repair (usually offered for sale at a low price)

fireside, hearth - home symbolized as a part of the fireplace; "driven from hearth and home"; "fighting in defense of their firesides"

hermitage - the abode of a hermit

homestead - dwelling that is usually a farmhouse and adjoining land

house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"

housing, living accommodations, lodging - structures collectively in which people are housed

kitchen - a room equipped for preparing meals

lake dwelling, pile dwelling - dwelling built on piles in or near a lake; specifically in prehistoric villages

front room, living room, living-room, sitting room, parlor, parlour - a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax

indian lodge, lodge - any of various Native American dwellings

messuage - (law) a dwelling house and its adjacent buildings and the adjacent land used by the household

semi-detached house - a dwelling that is attached to something on only one side

vacation home - a dwelling (a second home) where you live while you are on vacation

yurt - a circular domed dwelling that is portable and self-supporting; originally used by nomadic Mongol and Turkic people of central Asia but now used as inexpensive alternative or temporary housing


noun home, house, quarters, lodging, pad (slang), residence, habitat, dwelling, habitation, domicile, dwelling place I went round the streets and found his new abode.



a place in which a person resides; residence; dwelling; habitation; home.


an extended stay in a place; sojourn.

A place or places with which a person has established significant contacts through continuous or extended habitation.

[A]bode is a place with which one has significant and persisting contacts, i.e., a place that a person considers his home and where he intends to live on a more than transient basis.

"Accordingly, while the ordinary meaning of abode — standing alone without a modifier such as permanent or temporary preceding it — always encompasses one's domicile or places of legal or permanent residence, the term also includes those places with which a person has established significant contacts through continuous or extended habitation. Under this definition, a person who merely spends the occasional night someplace, even if he does so regularly, cannot be said to have established such substantial and uninterrupted ties with that location as to make it his abode....

"[A]bode is a place of residence where an individual maintains substantial and long-lasting contacts — i.e., his home....

"Although under this definition it is true that an individual may have more than one abode, it does not follow that any place a defendant spends the night as a guest qualifies as his abode.

"In the instant case, by defendant's own admission, he was never anything more than a guest at 11135 South Ashland. He does not contend that he lived there. Further, he does not contend that he kept a substantial portion of his belongings there; he instead merely asserts that, as an overnight guest, he likely had some belongings on the premises. We decline to hold that the mere possibility that a self-proclaimed guest might bring some personal effects with him when visiting a place constitutes establishing such substantial and long-lasting ties with a place as to make it his abode. Accordingly, we affirm defendant's conviction for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon because he possessed a firearm while not in his abode."



the place where one lives <welcome to my humble abode>

Synonyms abode, diggings, domicile, dwelling, fireside, habitation, hearth, hearthstone, house, lodging, pad, place, quarters, residence, roof

Related Words accommodations, housing, nest, residency, shelter; bungalow, cabin, casita, chalet, cottage; duplex, ranch, ranch house, saltbox, semi [chiefly British], split level, townhome, town house, tract house, triplex; apartment, apartment house, condominium, flat, tenement, tenement house, walk-up; penthouse, salon, suite; barracks, billet, boardinghouse, dorm, dormitory, lodging house, lodgment (or lodgement), room(s), rooming house; castle, château, countryseat, estate, hall, manor, manor house, mansion, palace, villa; farmhouse, grange, hacienda, homestead; double-wide, houseboat, house trailer, mobile home, motor home, recreational vehicle, trailer; hermitage, manse, parsonage, rectory, vicarage; hooch (or hootch) [slang], hovel, hut, hutch, shack, shanty

abode sentence examples

  • Abode of God " .

  • As you will see, the rest of his body has no fixed abode but its amazing what a transplant operation can do.

  • Abode on the earth and adapt.

  • We know how little there is to tempt anyone to our humble abode.

  • Abode acrobat to view these files.

  • Abode of peace.

  • An abode of evil.

  • State, he shall be deemed to be a resident of the contracting state in which he has an habitual abode.

  • Abode of an evil spirit.

  • One final gate bars the deceased from entering the abode of the blessed dead.

  • Ds no fixed abode - hospital such be built in the city.

  • Abode of life.

  • Abode known as " thale's folly, " whose occupants are anything but fools.

  • Abode of an active man with an unbound thirst for knowledge.

  • It's still not too late to find a decent abode should you manage to join us at Glamorgan in 2006 through clearing.

  • Only in love with spirituality I await to be placed in my eternal abode, which God has promised his servants.

  • This is his certain, permanent abode, not the passing dream of life.

In the meaning 'a dwelling place', abode is falling into disuse except in two fixed expressions: (of) no fixed abode, used of someone without a permanent address, and right of abode, especially as applied to citizens of Hong Kong who sought the right to settle in Britain after 1997. It has not entirely gone from literature in its ordinary use (The house, standing at the edge of a fair-sized tract of woodland and once, perhaps, the abode of gamekeepers—Kingsley Amis, 1974), and is common in the combination humble abode, preceded by a possessive such as my, used humorously or ironically.

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