Meaning of “abode” in the English Dictionary

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"abode" in American English

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abodenoun [ C/U ]

us /əˈboʊd/

, fml the place where someone lives:

[ C ] He was a wanderer with no permanent abode.

(Definition of “abode” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"abode" in Business English

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abodenoun [ C or U ]

uk /əˈbəʊd/ us formal LAW

a home or permanent place to live:

He voted to allow 50,000 Hong Kong families the right of abode in Britain.
no fixed abode

used in legal cases to say that someone does not have a permanent address:

Three men, all of no fixed abode, appeared in court charged with violent disorder.

(Definition of “abode” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)