abed

[ uh-bed ]
/ əˈbɛd /

adverb

in bed: to stay abed late on Sundays.
confined to bed.

Origin of abed

Middle English word dating back to 1200–1300; see origin at a-1, bed

Definition for abed (2 of 2)

A.B.Ed.


Bachelor of Arts in Education.
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British Dictionary definitions for abed

abed

/ (əˈbɛd) /

adverb

archaic in bed
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Word Origin and History for abed

abed


adv.

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

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