ab
Pronunciation Noun

ab (plural abs)

  1. (informal) abdominal muscle. [Mid 20th century.]
    • 2010, Bill Geiger, "6-pack Abs in 9 Weeks", Reps! 17:106
      When possible, do your ab workout on a day when you're not training a major muscle group […] .
Translations Noun

ab (plural abs)

  1. (slang) An abscess caused by injecting an illegal drug, usually heroin.
Verb

ab (abs, present participle abbing; past and past participle abbed)

  1. (climbing, informal) To abseil.
    • 1998, Climbing (issues 178-180, page 22)
      I had a climbing rope in my pack, set up an abseil with it, and abbed down to him.
  2. Abbreviation of abort#English|abort.
Noun

ab

  1. Abbreviation of abortion#English|abortion.
Preposition
  1. Abbreviation of about#English|about.
Adverb

ab

  1. Abbreviation of about#English|about.
Noun

ab (plural abs)

  1. (US) The early stages of; the beginning process; the start.

AB
Proper noun
  1. Abbreviation of Alberta#English|Alberta, a province of Canada.
    Coordinate terms: BC#English|BC, MB#English|MB, NB#English|NB, NL#English|NL, NS#English|NS, NT#English|NT, NU#English|NU, ON#English|ON, PE#English|PE, QC#English|QC, SK#English|SK, YT#English|YT
Noun

ab

  1. Able seaman; able-bodied seaman.
  2. Afterburner.
  3. Aid to the blind.
  4. Airbase.
  5. Airborne.
  6. Antiballistic.
  7. (medical) Antibody.
  8. Artium baccalaureus.
  9. (baseball) At bat.
  10. Artificial breeding.
  11. A blood type of the ABO system that has both blood antigens and may receive all blood types, and donate to AB.
  12. (countable) A person with this blood type.

Ab
Noun

ab (plural abs)

  1. (immunology) Antibody.
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ɑb/
Proper noun
  1. (Judaism) Av. [First attested in the late 18thcentury.]
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /æb/
Proper noun
  1. A male given name, occasionally used as a formal given name.
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /æb/
Noun

ab (plural abs)

  1. 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.
Noun

ab (uncountable)

  1. (title) Abbreviation of abbot#English|Abbot.



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