abode ˈboʊd/  noun

  • [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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