What does abed mean?

Definitions for abedəˈbɛd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word abed.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abed(adverb)

    in bed


  1. abed(Adverb)

    In bed, or on the bed.

  2. abed(Adverb)

    To childbed

  3. Origin: * From abedde, from on bedde.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abed(adverb)

    in bed, or on the bed

  2. Abed(adverb)

    to childbed (in the phrase "brought abed," that is, delivered of a child)

  3. Origin: [Pref. a- in, on + bed.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abed

    a-bed′, adv. in bed. [Pfx. a-, on, and Bed.]

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Anagrams for abed »

  1. bead

  2. bade

  3. baed


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abed in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Temple:

    The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you are abed. If you pull it upon your shoulders, your feet are left bare; if you thrust it down to your feet, your shoulders are uncovered.

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