(A`be*ce"da*ry) n. A primer; the first principle or rudiment of anything. [R.] Fuller.
(A*bed") adv. [Pref. a- in, on + bed.]
1. In bed, or on the bed.
Not to be abed after midnight.
2. To childbed (in the phrase "brought abed," that is, delivered of a child). Shak.
(A*beg"ge) Same as Aby. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(A*bele") n. [D. abeel (abeel- boom), OF. abel, aubel, fr. a dim. of L. albus white.] The white
Six abeles i' the churchyard grow.
(A*bel"i*an A"bel*ite) Abelonian
(A`bel*o"ni*an) n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect in Africa mentioned
by St. Augustine, who states that they married, but lived in continence, after the manner, as they pretended,
(A"bel*mosk`) n. [NL. abelmoschus, fr. Ar. abu-l-misk father of musk, i. e., producing
musk. See Musk.] (Bot.) An evergreen shrub of the East and West Indies and Northern Africa, whose
musky seeds are used in perfumery and to flavor coffee; sometimes called musk mallow.
(Ab`er-de-vine") n. (Zoöl.) The European siskin a small green and yellow finch, related to
(Ab*err") v. i. [L. aberrare. See Aberrate.] To wander; to stray. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
Aberrancy of curvature (Geom.), the deviation of a curve from a circular form.
(Ab*er"rance Ab*er"ran*cy) n. State of being aberrant; a wandering from the right way; deviation
from truth, rectitude, etc.
(Ab*er"rant) a. [L. aberrans, -rantis, p. pr. of aberrare. See Aberr.]
1. Wandering; straying from the right way.