Dictionary: AB'LI-GATE – A-BOD'ING

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AB'LI-GATE, v.t.

To tie up from.

AB'LO-CATE, v.t. [L. abloco, ab and loco, to let out.]

To let out; to lease. – Calvin.


A letting to hire.

AB-LUDE', v.t. [L. abludo, ab and ludo, to play.]

To be unlike; to differ. [Not used.]

AB'LU-ENT, a. [L. abluo, to wash away; ab and luo or lavo, to wash; Ir. lo or lua, water.]

Washing clean; cleansing, by water or liquids.


In medicine, that which thins, purifies or sweetens the blood. – Quincy.

AB-LU'TION, n. [L. ablutio, from ab and luo or lavo, to wash.]

  1. In a general sense, the act of washing; a cleansing or purification by water.
  2. Appropriately, the washing of the body as a preparation for religious duties, enjoined by Moses and still practiced in many countries.
  3. In chimistry, the purification of bodies by the affusion of a proper liquor, as water to dissolve salts. – Quincy.
  4. In medicine, the washing of the body externally, as by baths; or internally, by diluting fluids.
  5. Pope has used ablution for the water used in cleansing.
  6. The cup given to the laity without consecration, in Popish churches. – Johnson.

AB-LU'VI-ON, n. [L. abluo.]

That which is washed off. – Dwight.

A'BLY, adv.

In an able manner; with great ability.

AB'NE-GATE, v.t.

To deny.

AB-NE-GA'TION, n. [L. abnego, to deny, from ab and nego; W. naca, nacau; Sw. neka, to deny; W. nac, no; Eng. nay; L. nec, not; Ir. nach, not.]

A denial; a renunciation; self-denial. – Hammond.


One who denies, renounces, or opposes any thing. – Sandys.

AB'NET, n.

The girdle of a Jewish priest.

AB'NO-DATE, v.t.

To cut knots from trees.

AB-NO-DA'TION, n. [L. abnodo; ab and nodus, a knot.]

The act of cutting away the knots of trees. – Dict.

AB-NORM'AL, or AB-NORM'OUS, a. [L. abnormis, supra.]

Irregular; deformed. – Dict.

AB-NORM'I-TY, n. [L. abnormis, irregular; ab and norma, a rule.]

Irregularity; deformity. – Dict.

A-BOARD', adv. [a for on and board. See Board.]

Within a ship, vessel, or boat. To go aboard, to enter a ship, to embark. To fall aboard, to strike a ship's side. Aboard main tack, an order to draw a corner of the main-sail down to the chess-tree. – Encyc. Mar. Dict.

A-BOD'ANCE, n. [from bode.]

An omen. [Not used.] – Johnson.

A-BODE', n. [See Abide.]

  1. Stay; continuance in a place; residence for a longer or shorter time.
  2. A place of continuance; a dwelling; a habitation.
  3. To make abode, to dwell or reside.

A-BODE', v. [pret. of abide.]

A-BODE', v.i.

To be an omen. – Dryden.

A-BODE', v.t. [See Bode.]

To foreshow. – Sloth.

A-BODE'MENT, n. [from bode.]

A secret anticipation of something future.


Presentiment; prognostication. – Hall.