abode Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"abode" in British English

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abodenoun [C usually singular]

uk   /əˈbəʊd/  us   /-ˈboʊd/
the ​place where someone ​lives: formal The ​defendant is of no ​fixed abode (= has no ​permanenthome).humorous Welcome to my humble abode!
(Definition of abode from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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   us   /əˈbəʊd/ formal LAW
a ​home or ​permanentplace to ​live: He ​voted to ​allow 50,000 Hong Kong families the right of abode in Britain.
no fixed abode used in ​legalcases to say that someone does not have a ​permanentaddress: Three men, all of no ​fixed abode, appeared in ​courtcharged with violent disorder.
(Definition of abode from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “abode”
in Spanish Morada…
in Vietnamese nơi ở…
in Malaysian kediaman…
in Thai ที่พักอาศัย…
in Chinese (Simplified) 住所, 寓所…
in Turkish konut, ev, ikametgâh…
in Russian жилище…
in Indonesian tempat tinggal…
in Chinese (Traditional) 住所, 寓所…
in Polish miejsce zamieszkania…
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