Verb abode Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

simple past tense and past participle of abide

More definition:

1.a place in which a person resides; residence; dwelling; habitation; home. extended stay in a place; sojourn.

1.a simple past tense and past participle of abide. remain; continue; stay, Abide with me. have one's abode; dwell; reside, to abide in a small Scottish village. continue in a particular condition, attitude, relationship, etc.; last. put up with; tolerate; stand, I can't abide dishonesty! endure, sustain, or withstand without yielding or submitting, to abide a vigorous onslaught. wait for; await, to abide the coming of the Lord. accept without opposition or question, to abide the verdict of the judges. pay the price or penalty of; suffer for.

9.abide by, to act in accord with. to submit to; agree to, to abide by the court's remain steadfast or faithful to; keep, If you make a promise, abide by it.

1. a place in which one lives; one's home Word OriginC17, n formed from abide abode2 /əˈbəʊd/ verb
1. a past tense and past participle of abide abide /əˈbaɪd/ verb abides, abiding, abode, abided
1. (transitive) to tolerate; put up with

2. (transitive) to accept or submit to; suffer, to abide the court's decision

3. (intransitive) foll by by to comply (with), to abide by the decision to remain faithful (to), to abide by your promise

4. (intransitive) to remain or continue

5. (intransitive) (archaic) to dwell

6. (transitive) (archaic) to await in expectation

7. (transitive) (archaic) to withstand or sustain; endure, to abide the onslaught Derived Formsabidance, nounabider, noun Word OriginOld English ābīdan, from a- (intensive) + bīdan to wait, bideCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
mid-13c., "action of waiting," verbal noun identical with Old English abad, past participle of abiden "to abide" (see abide), used as a verbal noun. The present-to-preterite vowel change is consistent with an Old English class I strong verb (ride/rode, etc.). Meaning "habitual residence" is first attested 1570s.
Old English abidan, gebidan "remain, wait, delay, remain behind," from ge- completive prefix (denoting onward motion; see a- (1)) + bidan "bide, remain, wait, dwell" (see bide). Originally intransitive (with genitive of the object, we abidon his "we waited for him"); transitive sense emerged in Middle English. Meaning "to put up with" (now usually negative) first recorded 1520s. Related, Abided; abiding. The historical conjugation is abide, abode, abidden, but the modern formation is now generally weak.
In addition to the idioms beginning with abide abide by also see, can't stand (abide) The American Heritage® Idioms DictionaryCopyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. Cite This Source


From the 1st of April 1544, bringing with him some of his followers, he took up his abode in Basel, which was to be the New Jerusalem.

The wheels symbolize divine omniscience and control, and the whole vision represents the coming of Yahweh to take up his abode among the exiles.

Lastly, Peisistratus carried out the purification of Delos, the sacred island of Apollo of the Ionians; all the tombs were removed from the neighbourhood of the shrine, the abode of the god of light and joy.

P. 470) sails in the golden bowl made by Hephaestus from the abode of the Hesperides to the land where he rises again.

The first has been explained as referring to the gloom of her abode, or the blackness of the withered corn.

The idea that persons who have made their way to the abode of the dead can return to the upper world if they have not tasted the food of the dead appears elsewhere, as in New Zealand (R.

When discovered by Europeans, late in the first half of the 17th century, the territory included within what is now Ohio was mainly a battle-ground of numerous Indian tribes and the fixed abode of none except the Eries who occupied a strip along the border of Lake Erie.

If an aperture for ingress and egress, for purposes of feeding, were left in the wall of such a chamber, there would arise in a rudimentary form what is known as the tubular nest or web; and the next important step was possibly the adoption of such a nest as a permanent abode for the spider., Some spiders, like the Drassidae and Salticidae, have not advanced beyond this stage in architectural industry; but next to the cocoon this simple tubular retreat - whether spun in a crevice or burrow or simply attached to the lower side of a stone - is the most constant feature to be observed in the spinning habits of spiders.

It was represented as the entrance by which both Odysseus and Aeneas descended to the infernal regions, and as the abode of the Cimmerii.

Huygens had before this time fixed his abode in France.

It seems that in Roman times they still kept the name of Gelenses or Geloi in their new abode (Th.

During the late autumn and winter of 1722-23 he abode chiefly in Paris, taking a kind of lodging in the town house of M.

Took up his abode at the hotel Talleyrand, and there occurred the conference wherein the statesman persuaded the victorious potentate that the return of the Bourbons was the only possible solution of the French problem, and that the principle of legitimacy alone would guarantee Europe against the aggrandizement of any one state or house.

When first I took up my abode in the woods, that is, began to spend my nights as well as days there, which, by accident, was on Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, 1845, my house was not finished for winter, but was merely a defence against the rain, without plastering or chimney, the walls being of rough, weather-stained boards, with wide chinks, which made it cool at night.

Such was not my abode, for I found myself suddenly neighbor to the birds; not by having imprisoned one, but having caged myself near them.

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