Associations to the word «Ab»


AB, noun. (informal) abdominal muscle. [Mid 20th century.]
AB, noun. (slang) An abscess caused by injecting an illegal drug, usually heroin.
AB, verb. Abbreviation of abort.
AB, noun. Abbreviation of abortion.
AB, preposition. Abbreviation of about.
AB, adverb. Abbreviation of about.
AB, noun. (US) The early stages of; the beginning process; the start.
AB, proper noun. Alberta, a province of Canada.
AB, noun. Able seaman; able-bodied seaman.
AB, noun. Afterburner.
AB, noun. Aid to the blind.
AB, noun. Airbase.
AB, noun. Airborne.
AB, noun. Antiballistic.
AB, noun. (medical) Antibody.
AB, noun. Artium baccalaureus.
AB, noun. (baseball) At bat.
AB, noun. A blood type of the ABO system that has both blood antigens and may receive all blood types, and donate to AB.
AB, noun. (countable) A person with this blood type.
AB, symbol. (element symbol) alabamine
AB, noun. (immunology) Antibody.
AB, proper noun. (Judaism) Av. [First attested in the late 18thcentury.]
AB, proper noun. A male given name, a short form of Abner
AB, noun. In Egyptian mythology, the spirit of the heart and the will and conscience of the recently deceased which proceeds to the afterlife and is given as evidence towards the deceased.
AB, noun. (title) Abbreviation of abbot.
AB, symbol. (metrology) Symbol for the attobel, an SI unit of sound intensity equal to 10−18 bels.
AB ABSURDO, adverb. From absurdity.
AB AETERNO, adverb. From time immemorial; from an infinitely remote point in the past.
AB BETH DIN, noun. Alternative form of av beit din
AB EXTRA, adverb. (legal) From outside. [Mid 17th century.]
AB FAB, proper noun. (UK) (informal) Absolutely Fabulous, a British television sitcom of the 1990s.
AB INCONVENIENTI, adverb. (legal) From inconvenience or hardship.
AB INIT, adverb. Alternative form of ab initio
AB INITIO, adverb. (legal) From the time when a legal document comes into force. [Early 17th century.]
AB INITIO, adverb. (science) Calculated from first principles, i.e. from basic laws without any further additional assumptions.
AB INITIO, adverb. (of an academic course) Taken with no prior qualifications.
AB INTESTATO, adverb. (legal) From an intestate (someone who dies with no legal will).
AB INTRA, adverb. (legal) from inside; from within [Late 17th century.]
AB ORIGINE, adjective. From the origin; from the beginning. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
AB OVO, adverb. From the beginning. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
AB URBE CONDITA, prepositional phrase. From the founding of the city (i.e. Rome, traditionally dated to 753 BC): used by some Ancient Roman historians to identify particular Roman years.
AB UTILI, adverb. From utility.

Dictionary definition

AB, noun. A bachelor's degree in arts and sciences.
AB, noun. The eleventh month of the civil year; the fifth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in July and August).
AB, noun. The muscles of the abdomen.
AB, noun. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza