October 12, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
abode ˈboʊd/ noun
abode
ˈboʊd/
noun

plural abodes

A couple relaxing in their cozy abode
A couple relaxing in their cozy abode
Learner's definition of ABODE

[count] formal + humorous

: the place where someone lives — usually singular

  • The cottage became their abode [=home] for the summer.

  • Welcome to my humble abode.

— often used in legal language

  • How long has this been his principal place of abode? [=the place where he usually lives]

  • He has no fixed abode. [=no home, no permanent address]

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