. See under Beam.

(A*baft"), adv. (Naut.) Toward the stern; aft; as, to go abaft.

(A*bai"sance) n. [For obeisance; confused with F. abaisser, E. abase.] Obeisance. [Obs.] Jonson.

(A*bai"ser) n. Ivory black or animal charcoal. Weale.

(A*baist") p. p. Abashed; confounded; discomfited. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Ab*al"ien*ate) (ab*al"yen*at; 94, 106), v. t. [L. abalienatus, p. p. of abalienare; ab + alienus foreign, alien. See Alien.]

1. (Civil Law) To transfer the title of from one to another; to alienate.

2. To estrange; to withdraw. [Obs.]

3. To cause alienation of Sandys.

(Ab*al`ien*a"tion) n. [L. abalienatio: cf. F. abaliénation.] The act of abalienating; alienation; estrangement. [Obs.]

(||Ab`a*lo"ne) n. (Zoöl.) 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.

(A*band") v. t. [Contracted from abandon.]

1. To abandon. [Obs.]

1. To abandon. [Obs.]

Enforced the kingdom to aband.

2. To banish; to expel. [Obs.] Mir. for Mag.

(A*ban"don) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abandoned (- dund); p. pr. & vb. n. Abandoning.] [OF. abandoner, F. abandonner; a (L. ad) + bandon permission, authority, LL. bandum, bannum, public proclamation, interdiction, bannire to proclaim, summon: of Germanic origin; cf. Goth. bandwjan to show by signs, to designate OHG. ban proclamation. The word meant to proclaim, put under a ban, put under control; hence, as in OE., to compel, subject, or to leave in the control of another, and hence, to give up. See Ban.]

1. To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject. [Obs.]

That he might . . . abandon them from him.

Being all this time abandoned from your bed.

2. 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.

Hope was overthrown, yet could not be abandoned.
I. Taylor.

Abaft the beam

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