Definitions of ABS

  1. A Latin prefix the same as a and ab, and signifying away from, off.

Usage examples for ABS

  1. She begged for an appointment as teacher in the humble schoolhouse where her a- b- abs had been learned, and for two years and a half before her marriage she had taught the little flock of boys and girls. – The Sherrods by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. In going we passed by a school house where I learned my " A, B, Abs." – The Bark Covered House or, Back in the Woods Again by William Nowlin
  3. Really, I was almost convinced that I had still the very a- b- abs of my business yet to learn, that I was rash and headstrong and all puffed up with strange, unseemly vanity; but just as I was sinking back to that " old- slipper" state of mind desired, a letter came from the well- known, thoroughly established actor- manager, Mr. Barney Macaulay, who offered me the leading business at Wood's Museum, Cincinnati, O. The salary was very small, but I understood perfectly that any manager would offer as small a salary to any actress whose first season it was as leading woman. – Life on the Stage by Clara Morris
  4. But I remember tackling the a, b, abs, and slowly mastering those short columns. – My Boyhood by John Burroughs
  5. Thus we say amovit, abegit, and abstulit; so that you can scarcely determine whether the primitive preposition should be ab or abs. – Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker. by Cicero
  6. He niver cud larn his a- ah- bee, abs. – Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen by Finley Peter Dunne
  7. Anybody been phoning or calling or anything during my abs.? – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  8. Take good keer o' that gal, boy, an' learn yo' a- b- abs like a man now. – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
  9. 88 Abs, the tribe of Arabs, so called, ii. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  10. One o' them fotched- on women whoop ye fer missin' yo' a- b- abs? – The Heart Of The Hills by John Fox, Jr.