7 letter word starting with ab

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
abacist noun One who uses an abacus in casting accounts; a calculator.
abactor noun One who steals and drives away cattle or beasts by herds or droves.
abaculi plural of Abaculus
abaddon noun The destroyer, or angel of the bottomless pit; — the same as Apollyon and Asmodeus., Hell; the bottomless pit.
abaiser noun Ivory black or animal charcoal.
abalone noun A univalve mollusk of the genus Haliotis. The shell is lined with mother-of-pearl, and used for ornamental purposes; the sea-ear. Several large species are found on the coast of California, clinging closely to the rocks.
abandon verb t. To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject., To give up absolutely; to forsake entirely ; to renounce utterly; to relinquish all connection with or concern on; to desert, as a person to whom one owes allegiance or fidelity; to quit; to surrender., Reflexively: To give (one’s self) up without attempt at self-control; to yield (one’s self) unrestrainedly; — often in a bad sense., To relinquish all claim to; — used when an insured person gives up to underwriters all claim to the property covered by a policy, which may remain after loss or damage by a peril insured against., Abandonment; relinquishment., A complete giving up to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease.
abandum noun Anything forfeited or confiscated.
abasing present participle & vb. noun of Abase
abashed imp. & past participle of Abash
abassis noun A silver coin of Persia, worth about twenty cents.
abating present participle & vb. noun of Abate
abattis noun A means of defense formed by felled trees, the ends of whose branches are sharpened and directed outwards, or against the enemy.
abature noun Grass and sprigs beaten or trampled down by a stag passing through them.
abaxial adjective Alt. of Abaxile
abaxile adjective Away from the axis or central line; eccentric.
abdomen noun The belly, or that part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis. Also, the cavity of the belly, which is lined by the peritoneum, and contains the stomach, bowels, and other viscera. In man, often restricted to the part between the diaphragm and the commencement of the pelvis, the remainder being called the pelvic cavity., The posterior section of the body, behind the thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other Arthropoda.
abduced imp. & past participle of Abduce
abelian noun Alt. of Abelonian
abelite noun Alt. of Abelonian
abetted imp. & past participle of Abet
abettal noun Abetment.
abetter noun Alt. of Abettor
abettor noun One who abets; an instigator of an offense or an offender.
abeyant adjective Being in a state of abeyance.
abiding present participle & vb. noun of Abide, Continuing; lasting.
abietic adjective Of or pertaining to the fir tree or its products; as, abietic acid, called also sylvic acid.
abietin noun Alt. of Abietine
abigail noun A lady’s waiting-maid.
ability noun The quality or state of being able; power to perform, whether physical, moral, intellectual, conventional, or legal; capacity; skill or competence in doing; sufficiency of strength, skill, resources, etc.; — in the plural, faculty, talent.
abjudge verb t. To take away by judicial decision.
abjured imp. & past participle of Abjure
abjurer noun One who abjures.
ablepsy noun Blindness.
abluent adjective Washing away; carrying off impurities; detergent., A detergent.
aboding noun A foreboding.
abolish verb t. To do away with wholly; to annul; to make void; — said of laws, customs, institutions, governments, etc.; as, to abolish slavery, to abolish folly., To put an end to, or destroy, as a physical objects; to wipe out.
aborted adjective Brought forth prematurely., Rendered abortive or sterile; undeveloped; checked in normal development at a very early stage; as, spines are aborted branches.
abought imp. & p. p. of Aby., of Abye
abraded imp. & past participle of Abrade
abraxas noun A mystical word used as a charm and engraved on gems among the ancients; also, a gem stone thus engraved.
abreast adverb Side by side, with breasts in a line; as, “Two men could hardly walk abreast.”, Side by side; also, opposite; over against; on a line with the vessel’s beam; — with of., Up to a certain level or line; equally advanced; as, to keep abreast of [or with] the present state of science., At the same time; simultaneously.
abregge verb t. See Abridge.
abridge verb t. To make shorter; to shorten in duration; to lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights., To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary., To deprive; to cut off; — followed by of, and formerly by from; as, to abridge one of his rights.
abroach verb t. To set abroach; to let out, as liquor; to broach; to tap., Broached; in a condition for letting out or yielding liquor, as a cask which is tapped., Hence: In a state to be diffused or propagated; afoot; astir.
abscess noun A collection of pus or purulent matter in any tissue or organ of the body, the result of a morbid process.
abscind verb t. To cut off.
absciss noun See Abscissa.
abscond verb i. To hide, withdraw, or be concealed., To depart clandestinely; to steal off and secrete one’s self; — used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid a legal process; as, an absconding debtor., To hide; to conceal.
absence noun A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; — opposed to presence., Want; destitution; withdrawal., Inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind); as, absence of mind.
absinth noun Alt. of Absinthe
absolve verb t. To set free, or release, as from some obligation, debt, or responsibility, or from the consequences of guilt or such ties as it would be sin or guilt to violate; to pronounce free; as, to absolve a subject from his allegiance; to absolve an offender, which amounts to an acquittal and remission of his punishment., To free from a penalty; to pardon; to remit (a sin); — said of the sin or guilt., To finish; to accomplish., To resolve or explain.
absorpt adjective Absorbed.
abstain verb i. To hold one’s self aloof; to forbear or refrain voluntarily, and especially from an indulgence of the passions or appetites; — with from., To hinder; to withhold.
abusage noun Abuse.
abusing present participle & vb. noun of Abuse
abusion verb t. Evil or corrupt usage; abuse; wrong; reproach; deception; cheat.
abusive adjective Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied., Given to misusing; also, full of abuses., Practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; as, an abusive author; an abusive fellow., Containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous., Tending to deceive; fraudulent; cheating.
abutted imp. & past participle of Abut
abuttal noun The butting or boundary of land, particularly at the end; a headland.
abutter noun One who, or that which, abuts. Specifically, the owner of a contiguous estate; as, the abutters on a street or a river.
abysmal adjective Pertaining to, or resembling, an abyss; bottomless; unending; profound.
abyssal adjective Belonging to, or resembling, an abyss; unfathomable.