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4825 Words That Start With A

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a (noun) the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet A
aa (noun) a dry form of lava resembling clinkers -
aah (verb) express admiration and pleasure by uttering `ooh' or `aah' ooh
aalii (noun) a small Hawaiian tree with hard dark wood -
aardvark (noun) nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata Orycteropus afer, ant bear, anteater
aardwolf (noun) striped hyena of southeast Africa that feeds chiefly on insects Proteles cristata
ab (noun) the muscles of the abdomen abdominal, abdominal muscle
aba (noun) a loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth; worn by Arabs -
aba (noun) a fabric woven from goat hair and camel hair -
abaca (noun) a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the Philippines Manila hemp, Manilla hemp
abaca (noun) Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc Manila hemp, Musa textilis
abacinate (verb) blind by holding a red-hot metal plate before someone's eyes -
aback (adverb) having the wind against the forward side of the sails -
aback (adverb) by surprise -
abactinal (adjective) (of radiate animals) located on the surface or end opposite to that on which the mouth is situated -
abacus (noun) a tablet placed horizontally on top of the capital of a column as an aid in supporting the architrave -
abacus (noun) a calculator that performs arithmetic functions by manually sliding counters on rods or in grooves -
abaft (adverb) at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane aft, astern
abalone (noun) any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interior ear-shell
abamp (noun) a unit of current equal to 10 amperes abampere
abampere (noun) a unit of current equal to 10 amperes abamp
abandon (verb) forsake, leave behind -
abandon (verb) give up with the intent of never claiming again give up
abandon (verb) leave behind empty; move out of empty, vacate
abandon (verb) stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims give up
abandon (verb) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch desert, desolate, forsake
abandon (noun) the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry unconstraint, wantonness
abandon (noun) a feeling of extreme emotional intensity wildness
abandoned (adjective) forsaken by owner or inhabitants derelict, deserted
abandoned (adjective) unrestrained and uninhibited -
abandonment (noun) the act of giving something up desertion, forsaking
abandonment (noun) withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility defection, desertion
abandonment (noun) the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away -
abarticulation (noun) dislocation of a joint -
abase (verb) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of humble, humiliate, mortify, chagrin
abasement (noun) a low or downcast state degradation, abjection
abasement (noun) depriving one of self-esteem humiliation
abash (verb) cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious embarrass
abashed (adjective) feeling or caused to feel ill at ease or self-conscious or ashamed embarrassed, chagrined
abashment (noun) feeling embarrassed due to modesty bashfulness
abasia (noun) inability to walk -
abasic (adjective) of or relating to abasia (inability to walk) abatic
abatable (adjective) capable of being abated -
abate (verb) make less active or intense slack, slake
abate (verb) become less in amount or intensity slack, die away, slack off, let up
abatement (noun) an interruption in the intensity or amount of something reprieve, respite, suspension, hiatus
abatement (noun) the act of abating -
abatic (adjective) of or relating to abasia (inability to walk) abasic
abatis (noun) a line of defense consisting of a barrier of felled or live trees with branches (sharpened or with barbed wire entwined) pointed toward the enemy abattis
abator (noun) a person who abates a nuisance -
abattis (noun) a line of defense consisting of a barrier of felled or live trees with branches (sharpened or with barbed wire entwined) pointed toward the enemy abatis
abattoir (noun) a building where animals are butchered butchery, shambles, slaughterhouse
abaxial (adjective) facing away from the axis of an organ or organism dorsal
abaxially (adverb) in an abaxial manner -
abaya (noun) (Arabic) a loose black robe from head to toe; traditionally worn by Muslim women -
abbacy (noun) the jurisdiction or office of an abbot -
abbatial (adjective) of or having to do with or belonging to an abbey or abbot, or abbess -
abbe (noun) a French abbot -
abbess (noun) the superior of a group of nuns mother superior, prioress
abbey (noun) a church associated with a monastery or convent -
abbey (noun) a convent ruled by an abbess -
abbey (noun) a monastery ruled by an abbot -
abbot (noun) the superior of an abbey of monks archimandrite
abbreviate (verb) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements cut, reduce, contract, shorten, abridge, foreshorten
abbreviate (verb) shorten -
abbreviated (adjective) (of clothing) very short brief
abbreviated (adjective) cut short in duration shortened, truncated
abbreviation (noun) a shortened form of a word or phrase -
abbreviation (noun) shortening something by omitting parts of it -
abbreviator (noun) one who shortens or abridges or condenses a written work abridger
abcoulomb (noun) a unit of electrical charge equal to 10 coulombs -
abdicable (adjective) capable of being discarded or renounced or relinquished -
abdicate (verb) give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations renounce
abdication (noun) a formal resignation and renunciation of powers stepping down
abdication (noun) the act of abdicating stepping down
abdicator (noun) one who formally relinquishes an office or responsibility -
abdomen (noun) the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis belly, stomach, venter
abdomen (noun) the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm abdominal cavity
abdominal (noun) the muscles of the abdomen ab, abdominal muscle
abdominal (adjective) of or relating to or near the abdomen -
abdominocentesis (noun) centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosis paracentesis
abdominoplasty (noun) cosmetic surgery of the abdomen to remove wrinkles and tighten the skin over the stomach tummy tuck
abdominous (adjective) having a large belly paunchy, potbellied
abdominousness (noun) the bodily property of a protruding belly paunchiness
abdominovesical (adjective) of or relating to the abdomen and the urinary bladder -
abduce (verb) advance evidence for cite, adduce
abducens (noun) a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye nervus abducens, sixth cranial nerve, abducens nerve, abducent, abducent nerve
abducent (noun) a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye nervus abducens, sixth cranial nerve, abducens, abducens nerve, abducent nerve
abducent (adjective) especially of muscles; drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part abducting
abduct (verb) take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom nobble, kidnap, snatch
abduct (verb) pull away from the body -
abducting (adjective) especially of muscles; drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part abducent
abduction (noun) the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a man's wife is abducted it is a crime against the family relationship and against the wife -
abduction (noun) (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body -
abductor (noun) someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom) kidnaper, kidnapper, snatcher
abductor (noun) a muscle that draws a body part away from the median line abductor muscle
abeam (adverb) at right angles to the length of a ship or airplane -
abecedarian (adjective) alphabetically arranged (as for beginning readers) -
abecedarian (noun) a novice learning the rudiments of some subject -
abecedarius (noun) a poem having lines beginning with letters of the alphabet in regular order -
abed (adverb) in bed -
abele (noun) a poplar that is widely cultivated in the United States; has white bark and leaves with whitish undersurfaces Populus alba, white aspen, white poplar, silver-leaved poplar, aspen poplar
abelia (noun) any of various deciduous or evergreen ornamental shrubs of the genus Abelia having opposite simple leaves and cymes of small white or pink or purplish flowers; Asia and Mexico -
abelmosk (noun) bushy herb of tropical Asia grown for its yellow or pink to scarlet blooms that resemble the hibiscus Hibiscus moschatus, musk mallow, Abelmoschus moschatus
aberrance (noun) a state or condition markedly different from the norm aberration, deviance, aberrancy
aberrancy (noun) a state or condition markedly different from the norm aberration, deviance, aberrance
aberrant (adjective) markedly different from an accepted norm deviant, deviate
aberrant (noun) one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group -
aberrate (verb) diverge from the expected -
aberrate (verb) diverge or deviate from the straight path; produce aberration -
aberration (noun) a state or condition markedly different from the norm deviance, aberrance, aberrancy
aberration (noun) a disorder in one's mental state -
aberration (noun) an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image distortion, optical aberration
abet (verb) assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing -
abetalipoproteinemia (noun) a rare inherited disorder of fat metabolism; characterized by severe deficiency of beta-lipoproteins and abnormal red blood cells (acanthocytes) and abnormally low cholesterol levels -
abetment (noun) the verbal act of urging on instigation, abettal
abettal (noun) the verbal act of urging on instigation, abetment
abetter (noun) one who helps or encourages or incites another abettor
abettor (noun) one who helps or encourages or incites another abetter
abeyance (noun) temporary cessation or suspension suspension
abeyant (adjective) inactive but capable of becoming active dormant
abfarad (noun) a capacitance unit equal to one billion farads -
abhenry (noun) a unit of inductance equal to one billionth of a henry -
abhor (verb) find repugnant execrate, abominate, loathe
abhorrence (noun) hate coupled with disgust abomination, execration, detestation, odium, loathing
abhorrent (adjective) offensive to the mind repugnant, repulsive, detestable, obscene
abhorrer (noun) a signer of a 1679 address to Charles II in which those who petitioned for the reconvening of parliament were condemned and abhorred -
abidance (noun) acting according to certain accepted standards compliance, conformation, conformity
abidance (noun) the act of dwelling in a place residence, residency
abidance (noun) the act of abiding (enduring without yielding) -
abide (verb) dwell stay, bide
abide (verb) put up with something or somebody unpleasant digest, put up, endure, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, bear, brook, tolerate
abiding (adjective) lasting a long time imperishable, enduring
abience (noun) (psychology) an urge to withdraw or avoid a situation or an object -
abient (adjective) characterized by avoidance or withdrawal -
ability (noun) the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment -
ability (noun) possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done power

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