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abed

[uh-bed] /əˈbɛd/
adverb
1.
in bed:
to stay abed late on Sundays.
2.
confined to bed.
Origin of abed
1200-1300
Middle English word dating back to 1200-1300; See origin at a-1, bed

A.B.Ed.

1.
Bachelor of Arts in Education.
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  • It seemed to her that she awoke after sleeping some hours, and found Jeremiah not yet abed.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • If the Son of Man be indeed coming, what matters it whether we be abed or afoot?'

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • It's after eight, and when I was little I was abed afore that.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • And if I is abed, it's better nor being in bed-lam, isn't it?

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • I had brought with me a book that Madonna Lucrezia had sent me while I was yet abed.

    The Shame of Motley Raphael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for abed

abed

/əˈbɛd/
adverb
1.
(archaic) in bed
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Word Origin and History for abed
adv.

Old English on bedde "in bed," from a- (1) + bed (n.). As one word from 17c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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