What does abbot mean?

Definitions for abbotˈæb ət

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abbot, archimandrite(noun)

    the superior of an abbey of monks


  1. abbot(Noun)

    The superior or head of an abbey or monastery.

    The newly appointed abbot decided to take a tour of the abbey with the cardinal's emissary.

  2. abbot(Noun)

    One of a class of bishops whose sees were formerly abbeys. "Encyclopedia Britannica"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abbot(noun)

    the superior or head of an abbey

  2. Abbot(noun)

    one of a class of bishops whose sees were formerly abbeys

  3. Origin: [AS. abbod, abbad, L. abbas, abbatis, Gr. 'abba^s, fr. Syriac abb father. Cf. Abba, Abb.]


  1. Abbot

    The word abbot, meaning father, is a title given to the head of a monastery in various traditions, including Christianity. This article is intended to present facts related to the role and history associated with abbots in Christianity. The office may also be given as an honorary title to a clergyman who is not actually the head of a monastery. The female equivalent is abbess.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abbot

    ab′ut, n. the father or head of an abbey:—fem. Abb′ess.—n. Ab′botship. [L. abbas, abbatisAbba.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Abbot

    head of an abbey. There were two classes of abbots: Abbots Regular, as being such in fact, and Abbots Commendatory, as guardians and drawing the revenues.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abbot in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abbot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jim Lehrer:

    I now know how Abbot felt when Costello left, how Brinkley felt when Huntley left, how Sears felt when Roebuck left, and, of course, how Dan Rather felt when Connie left. (at Robert MacNeil's retirement dinner)

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