IPA: ˈæb


  • (informal) abdominal muscle.
  • (slang) An abscess caused by injecting an illegal drug, usually heroin.
  • (US) The early stages of; the beginning process; the start.
  • A blood type of the ABO system that has both blood antigens and may receive all blood types, and donate to AB.
  • (countable) A person with this blood type.
  • (Australia, Adelaide, countable) A kind of halal snack pack.
  • (immunology) Antibody.
  • (Judaism) Av.
  • A diminutive of the male given name Abner, from Hebrew, occasionally used as a formal given name.
  • (dated) In Egyptian belief, the heart and will and conscience of a person, especially that of the recently deceased which proceeds to the afterlife and is weighed as evidence during his or her judgement.
  • (dated) An Ancient Egyptian amulet in the shape of a heart (ib).
  • Abbreviation of abortion. [(medicine) The expulsion from the womb of a foetus or embryo before it is fully developed, with loss of the foetus.]
  • Abbreviation of Alberta, a province of Canada. [A province in western Canada. Capital: Edmonton.]
  • Initialism of Artium baccalaureus.
  • Initialism of Aryan Brotherhood, a US white supremacist, neo-Nazi prison gang and crime syndicate.
  • Initialism of able seaman; able-bodied seaman.
  • Initialism of afterburner. [(aviation) A device in a jet engine which injects fuel into the exhaust system to increase the thrust.]
  • Initialism of aid to the blind.
  • (military, aviation) Initialism of airbase.
  • (organic chemistry) Abbreviation of alkylbenzene. [(organic chemistry) Any hydrocarbon formally derived from benzene by replacing one or more hydrogen atoms with alkyl groups]
  • (medicine) Initialism of antibody. [(immunology) A protein produced by B-lymphocytes that binds to a specific antigen.]
  • Initialism of artificial breeding.
  • (law, politics) Initialism of assembly bill.
  • (ABDL) Initialism of adult baby. [(sexuality, ABDL) A person who has a paraphilia involving role-playing a regression to an infant-like state, wearing diapers, etc.]
  • (title) Abbreviation of Abbot. [A surname.]


  • (climbing, informal) To abseil.
  • Abbreviation of abort. [(intransitive, now rare outside medicine) To miscarry; to bring forth (non-living) offspring prematurely.]


  • Initialism of airborne. [In or carried by the air.]
  • Initialism of antiballistic. [(military, of a missile, or system) designed to detect, intercept, and destroy a ballistic missile in flight]
  • (baseball) Initialism of at bat.


  • Abbreviation of about. [On all sides; around.]

Examples of "ab" in Sentences

  • Abe is a playable character in .
  • Abe is a playable character in '.
  • AB type are hesitant and critical.
  • According to the ABS it is a suburb.
  • But yes it was ab it prominent in the article.
  • Abe is about to shelve planned Takeshima event.
  • I will try and find an AB male and an AB female.
  • The price of the AB will fluctuate to the market.
  • Abs of steel is meant to mean since abs are muscle they are hard as steel.
  • The AB class of 1917 was essentially a tank locomotive version of the AB class.
  • Select all function a (ab) {document. getElementById ( 'thelist'). appendItem (ab, "thu" +ab);
  • He meets some friends at the temple of Tellus by appointment with the sacristan, "_ab_ aeditimo, _ut dicere didicimus a patribus nostris; ut corrigimur ab recentibus urbanis, ab_ aedituo."
  • "Middel-erd for mon wes mad," is English, and is interesting as copying not the least intricate of the _trouvère_ measures -- an eleven-line stanza of eight sevens or sixes, rhymed _ab, ab, ab, ab, c, b, c_; but moral-religious in tone and much alliterated.
  • = Similar instrumental uses of _ab_ at _Her_ X 138 'tunicas lacrimis sicut _ab imbre_ graues', _AA_ III 545 'ingenium placida mollitur _ab arte_', _Met_ I 65-66 'contraria tellus/nubibus assiduis pluuiaque madescit ab Austro', _Met_ IV 162-63 'pectus ... adhuc _a caede_ tepebat', and _Fast_ V 323 'caelum nigrescit _ab Austris_'.

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