Middle English Dictionary Entry

abōd n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) The act of waiting, delay; ~ of, waiting for, awaiting; (b) non ~, no delay, no hesitation; withouten (buten) ~, without delay, immediately; no leng ~, no longer delay.
The act of staying in a place, sojourn; fig. of long ~, of long sojourn in the world, long-lived.