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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-bed]
    • /əˈbɛd/
    • /əˈbed/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-bed]
    • /əˈbɛd/

Definitions of abed word

  • adverb abed in bed; on a bed 3
  • adverb abed in bed: to stay abed late on Sundays. 1
  • adverb abed confined to bed. 1
  • noun abed In bed. 1
  • adverb abed in bed 1
  • adverb abed In bed, or on the bed; confined to bed. 0

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Origin of abed

First appearance:

before 1200
One of the 9% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1200-1300; See origin at a-1, bed

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Parts of speech for Abed


abed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

abed usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for abed

adj abed

  • unconscious — not conscious; without awareness, sensation, or cognition.
  • comatose — A person who is comatose is in a coma.
  • dormant — lying asleep or as if asleep; inactive, as in sleep; torpid: The lecturer's sudden shout woke the dormant audience.
  • inactive — not active: an inactive volcano.
  • latent — present but not visible, apparent, or actualized; existing as potential: latent ability.

adjective abed

  • asleep — Someone who is asleep is sleeping.

Antonyms for abed

adj abed

  • awake — Someone who is awake is not sleeping.
  • waking — to become roused from sleep; awake; awaken; waken (often followed by up).
  • conscious — If you are conscious of something, you notice it or realize that it is happening.
  • active — Someone who is active moves around a lot or does a lot of things.

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