What does abed mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abedadverb

    in bed


  1. abedadverb

    In bed, or on the bed.

  2. abedadverb

    To childbed

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Abedadverb

    In bed.

    Etymology: from a, for at.

    It was a shame for them to mar their complexions, yea and conditions too, with long lying abed: and that, when she was of their age, she trowed, she would have made a handkerchief by that time o’ day. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    She has not been abed, but in her chapel
    All night devoutly watch’d, and brib’d the saints
    With prayers for her deliverance. John Dryden, Span. Friar.


  1. Abed

    Abid (Arabic: عابد ‘Ābid), also Abed, literally meaning worshipper, adorer, devout may be either a surname or given name.


  1. abed

    Abed refers to the state or action of being in bed, typically relating to the time when someone is sleeping or resting. It's an adverb that is now considered old-fashioned or literary.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abedadverb

    in bed, or on the bed

  2. Abedadverb

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

  3. Etymology: [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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ABED

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Abed is ranked #17734 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Abed surname appeared 1,580 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Abed.

    82% or 1,297 total occurrences were White.
    6.9% or 109 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    5.5% or 88 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3% or 48 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.4% or 38 total occurrences were Black.

Anagrams for abed »

  1. bade

  2. baed

  3. bead

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  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

Examples of abed in a Sentence

  1. Randa Aweis:

    I will tell Yigal's family thank Abed Khalaeileh. They should not feel any more suffering. Yigal Yehoshua is going to heaven where it is better than here.

  2. 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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