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  • English Word Abecedarian Definition One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a tyro.
  • English Word Abecedary Definition Pertaining to, or formed by, the letters of the alphabet; alphabetic; hence, rudimentary.
  • English Word Abecedary Definition A primer; the first principle or rudiment of anything.
  • English Word Abed Definition To childbed (in the phrase "brought abed," that is, delivered of a child).
  • English Word Abed Definition In bed, or on the bed.
  • English Word Abegge Definition Same as Aby.
  • English Word Abele Definition The white poplar (Populus alba).
  • English Word Abelian Definition Alt. of Abelonian
  • English Word Abelite Definition Alt. of Abelonian
  • English Word Abelmosk Definition An evergreen shrub (Hibiscus -- formerly Abelmoschus -- moschatus), of the East and West Indies and Northern Africa, whose musky seeds are used in perfumery and to flavor coffee; -- sometimes called musk mallow.
  • English Word Abelonian Definition One of a sect in Africa (4th century), mentioned by St. Augustine, who states that they married, but lived in continence, after the manner, as they pretended, of Abel.
  • English Word Aber-de-vine Definition The European siskin (Carduelis spinus), a small green and yellow finch, related to the goldfinch.
  • English Word Aberr Definition To wander; to stray.
  • English Word Aberrance Definition Alt. of Aberrancy
  • English Word Aberrancy Definition State of being aberrant; a wandering from the right way; deviation from truth, rectitude, etc.
  • English Word Aberrant Definition Deviating from the ordinary or natural type; exceptional; abnormal.
  • English Word Aberrant Definition Wandering; straying from the right way.
  • English Word Aberrate Definition To go astray; to diverge.
  • English Word Aberration Definition The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type.
  • English Word Aberration Definition A partial alienation of reason.
  • English Word Aberration Definition A small periodical change of position in the stars and other heavenly bodies, due to the combined effect of the motion of light and the motion of the observer; called annual aberration, when the observer's motion is that of the earth in its orbit, and daily or diurnal aberration, when of the earth on its axis; amounting when greatest, in the former case, to 20.4'', and in the latter, to 0.3''. Planetary aberration is that due to the motion of light and the motion of the planet relative to the earth.
  • English Word Aberration Definition The convergence to different foci, by a lens or mirror, of rays of light emanating from one and the same point, or the deviation of such rays from a single focus; called spherical aberration, when due to the spherical form of the lens or mirror, such form giving different foci for central and marginal rays; and chromatic aberration, when due to different refrangibilities of the colored rays of the spectrum, those of each color having a distinct focus.
  • English Word Aberration Definition The passage of blood or other fluid into parts not appropriate for it.
  • English Word Aberration Definition The producing of an unintended effect by the glancing of an instrument, as when a shot intended for A glances and strikes B.
  • English Word Aberrational Definition Characterized by aberration.
  • English Word Aberuncate Definition To weed out.
  • English Word Aberuncator Definition A weeding machine.
  • English Word Abet Definition To instigate or encourage by aid or countenance; -- used in a bad sense of persons and acts; as, to abet an ill-doer; to abet one in his wicked courses; to abet vice; to abet an insurrection.
  • English Word Abet Definition To support, uphold, or aid; to maintain; -- in a good sense.
  • English Word Abet Definition To contribute, as an assistant or instigator, to the commission of an offense.