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  1. abigail(Noun)

    A lady's waiting maid.

  2. Abigail(ProperNoun)

    The wife of Nabal and later of David.

  3. Abigail(ProperNoun)

    The wife of Nabal and later of David in the Old Testament.

  4. Abigail(ProperNoun)

    A female given name from Hebrew, used since the 16th century, and currently quite popular.

    The name of Abigail Adams is naturally closely associated with those of her illustrious father and mother, - - - Born in 1765, the mother's quaint Christian name was given to the little girl

  5. Origin: From Hebrew אֲבִיגַיִל‎ ( avigáyil , " Abigail " , literally " her Father's joy" or "fountain of joy") .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abigail(noun)

    a lady's waiting-maid

  2. Origin: [The proper name used as an appellative.]


  1. Abigail

    Abigail was the wife of Nabal; she became a wife of David after Nabal's death. She became the mother of one of David's sons, who is listed in the Book of Chronicles under the name Daniel, in the Masoretic Text of the Books of Samuel as Chileab, and in the Septuagint text of 2 Samuel 3:3 as Δαλουια, Dalouia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abigail

    ab′i-gāl, n. a lady's-maid. [From Abigail, 1 Sam. xxv.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Abigail

    the widow of Nabal, espoused by David.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Abigail

    The generic name for a waiting-maid, in allusion to the handmaid who introduced herself to David (1 Sam. xxv. 23). Its popularity during the second half of the seventeenth century may be accounted for by the fact that the maiden name of Mrs Masham, the waiting-woman of Queen Anne, was Abigail Hill.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Abigail in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Abigail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Abigail in a Sentence

  1. David Immler:

    It’s important to give back and that’s what we wanted to teach [Abigail], she even helped paint the sign.

  2. Erika Jones:

    Skeptical of their doctors ’ diagnosis, the Florida couple traveled to Boston Children's Hospital, where neurosurgeon-in-chief Alan Cohen evaluated the little girl. He ended up operating on Abigail and removing the tumor, which he said was benign. When Dr. Cohen came out of surgery saying we got it all, and we're pretty, pretty, pretty sure that it’s not malignant, it's not cancer, it was almost like she was born again.

  3. Abigail Spanberger:

    I've been very clear about my position and that remains the same, i will be voting but I will not be voting for Abigail Spanberger.

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