6 letter word starting with ab

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
abacus noun A table or tray strewn with sand, anciently used for drawing, calculating, etc., A calculating table or frame; an instrument for performing arithmetical calculations by balls sliding on wires, or counters in grooves, the lowest line representing units, the second line, tens, etc. It is still employed in China., The uppermost member or division of the capital of a column, immediately under the architrave. See Column., A tablet, panel, or compartment in ornamented or mosaic work., A board, tray, or table, divided into perforated compartments, for holding cups, bottles, or the like; a kind of cupboard, buffet, or sideboard.
abaist past participle Abashed; confounded; discomfited.
abanet noun See Abnet.
abanga noun A West Indian palm; also the fruit of this palm, the seeds of which are used as a remedy for diseases of the chest.
abased imp. & past participle of Abase, Lowered; humbled., Borne lower than usual, as a fess; also, having the ends of the wings turned downward towards the point of the shield.
abaser noun He who, or that which, abases.
abassi noun Alt. of Abassis
abated imp. & past participle of Abate
abater noun One who, or that which, abates.
abatis noun Alt. of Abattis
abator noun One who abates a nuisance., A person who, without right, enters into a freehold on the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee.
abawed past participle Astonished; abashed.
abbacy noun The dignity, estate, or jurisdiction of an abbot.
abbess noun A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks. See Abbey.
abbeys plural of Abbey
abdest noun Purification by washing the hands before prayer; — a Mohammedan rite.
abduce verb t. To draw or conduct away; to withdraw; to draw to a different part.
abduct verb t. To take away surreptitiously by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually by violence; to kidnap., To draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary position.
abegge Same as Aby.
abider noun One who abides, or continues., One who dwells; a resident.
abject adjective Cast down; low-lying., Sunk to a law condition; down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; groveling; despicable; as, abject posture, fortune, thoughts., To cast off or down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase., A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway.
abjure verb t. To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow; as, to abjure allegiance to a prince. To abjure the realm, is to swear to abandon it forever., To renounce or reject with solemnity; to recant; to abandon forever; to reject; repudiate; as, to abjure errors., To renounce on oath.
ablaut noun The substitution of one root vowel for another, thus indicating a corresponding modification of use or meaning; vowel permutation; as, get, gat, got; sing, song; hang, hung.
ablaze adverb & adjective On fire; in a blaze, gleaming., In a state of glowing excitement or ardent desire.
ablins adverb Perhaps., Perhaps; possibly.
abloom adverb In or into bloom; in a blooming state.
ablude verb t. To be unlike; to differ.
ablush adverb & adjective Blushing; ruddy.
aboard adverb On board; into or within a ship or boat; hence, into or within a railway car., Alongside; as, close aboard., On board of; as, to go aboard a ship., Across; athwart.
aboral adjective Situated opposite to, or away from, the mouth.
abound verb i. To be in great plenty; to be very prevalent; to be plentiful., To be copiously supplied; — followed by in or with.
abrade verb t. To rub or wear off; to waste or wear away by friction; as, to abrade rocks., Same as Abraid.
abraid verb t. & i. To awake; to arouse; to stir or start up; also, to shout out.
abrase adjective Rubbed smooth.
abraum noun Alt. of Abraum salts
abroad adverb At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space; as, a tree spreads its branches abroad., Without a certain confine; outside the house; away from one’s abode; as, to walk abroad., Beyond the bounds of a country; in foreign countries; as, we have broils at home and enemies abroad., Before the public at large; throughout society or the world; here and there; widely.
abrood adverb In the act of brooding.
abrook verb t. To brook; to endure.
abrupt adjective Broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places., Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious., Having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected., Suddenly terminating, as if cut off., An abrupt place., To tear off or asunder.
absent adjective Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present., Not existing; lacking; as, the part was rudimental or absent., Inattentive to what is passing; absent-minded; preoccupied; as, an absent air., To take or withdraw (one’s self) to such a distance as to prevent intercourse; — used with the reflexive pronoun., To withhold from being present.
absist verb i. To stand apart from; top leave off; to desist.
absorb verb t. To swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to use up; to include., To suck up; to drink in; to imbibe; as a sponge or as the lacteals of the body., To engross or engage wholly; to occupy fully; as, absorbed in study or the pursuit of wealth., To take up by cohesive, chemical, or any molecular action, as when charcoal absorbs gases. So heat, light, and electricity are absorbed or taken up in the substances into which they pass.
absume verb t. To consume gradually; to waste away.
absurd adjective Contrary to reason or propriety; obviously and fiatly opposed to manifest truth; inconsistent with the plain dictates of common sense; logically contradictory; nonsensical; ridiculous; as, an absurd person, an absurd opinion; an absurd dream., An absurdity.
aburst adverb In a bursting condition.
abused imp. & past participle of Abuse
abuser noun One who abuses [in the various senses of the verb].