adv. - Toward the back or rear; backward.
adv. - Behind; in the rear.
adv. - Backward against the mast; -- said of the sails when pressed by the wind.
n. - An abacus.
n. - A table or tray strewn with sand, anciently used for drawing, calculating, etc.
n. - A calculating table or frame; an instrument for performing arithmetical calculations by balls sliding on wires, or counters in grooves, the lowest line representing units, the second line, tens, etc. It is still employed in China.
n. - The uppermost member or division of the capital of a column, immediately under the architrave. See Column.
n. - A tablet, panel, or compartment in ornamented or mosaic work.
n. - A board, tray, or table, divided into perforated compartments, for holding cups, bottles, or the like; a kind of cupboard, buffet, or sideboard.
prep. - Behind; toward the stern from; as, abaft the wheelhouse.
adv. - Toward the stern; aft; as, to go abaft.
n. - The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment.
n. - The relinquishment by the insured to the underwriters of what may remain of the property insured after a loss or damage by a peril insured against.
n. - The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege, as to mill site, etc.
n. - The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband, or child; desertion.
n. - Careless freedom or ease; abandon.
a. - To lower or depress; to throw or cast down; as, to abase the eye.
a. - To cast down or reduce low or lower, as in rank, office, condition in life, or estimation of worthiness; to depress; to humble; to degrade.
v. t. - To destroy the self-possession of; to confuse or confound, as by exciting suddenly a consciousness of guilt, mistake, or inferiority; to put to shame; to disconcert; to discomfit.
n. - Inability to coordinate muscular actions properly in walking.
v. t. - To beat down; to overthrow.
v. t. - To bring down or reduce from a higher to a lower state, number, or degree; to lessen; to diminish; to contract; to moderate; to cut short; as, to abate a demand; to abate pride, zeal, hope.
v. t. - To deduct; to omit; as, to abate something from a price.
v. t. - To blunt.
v. t. - To reduce in estimation; to deprive.
v. t. - To bring entirely down or put an end to; to do away with; as, to abate a nuisance, to abate a writ.
v. t. - To diminish; to reduce. Legacies are liable to be abated entirely or in proportion, upon a deficiency of assets.
v. t. - To decrease, or become less in strength or violence; as, pain abates, a storm abates.
v. t. - To be defeated, or come to naught; to fall through; to fail; as, a writ abates.
n. - Abatement.
n. - The act of abating, or the state of being abated; a lessening, diminution, or reduction; removal or putting an end to; as, the abatement of a nuisance is the suppression thereof.
n. - The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed.
n. - A mark of dishonor on an escutcheon.
n. - The entry of a stranger, without right, into a freehold after the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee.
n. - Alt. of Abattis