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a1 the sixth note in the musical scale of C major. [1/3 definitions]
a3 in every or in each; for every or for each.
aardvark a large mammal with a long snout, long ears, a long tail, and with long fur mostly around its legs. Aardvarks are active at night, when they use their powerful claws to dig open ant or termite nests. They catch their food with their long, sticky tongue. Aardvarks live in southern and central Africa. Although they are sometimes called anteaters, aardvarks are not closely related to any other kind of mammal.
abacus a device used for counting or calculating. An abacus has beads or other counters that slide along rods or in grooves.
abate to make less in amount or intensity. [2 definitions]
abbreviation a shortened form of a word or phrase used in writing.
ablaze like fire in color. [1/2 definitions]
aboard on; in; on board. [1/2 definitions]
abolition (capitalized) the end of slavery in the United States. [1/2 definitions]
abolitionism a movement in the United States in the 1800s whose goal was to free the people who were slaves and make slavery against the law.
aborigine one of the first people to live in an area.
abound to be found in large numbers or amounts.
about near; in the area of. [2/8 definitions]
above higher in rank, level, or quality than. [2/5 definitions]
abroad in or to a country that is not one's own.
absorb to take in or soak up. [1/2 definitions]
abstain to choose not to take part in a decision. [1/2 definitions]
abstract formed in the mind or in thought, with little connection to what actually exists or is proven. [1/3 definitions]
absurd of, showing, or having to do with the belief that there is no meaning or order in life or in the universe. [1/2 definitions]
absurdity something that makes no sense or is not at all in the normal order of things. [1/2 definitions]
abundant large in amount or number; more than enough.