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Meaning of ABY

Pronunciation:  u'bI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  make amends for; "expiate one's sins"
 

ABY is a 3 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: abye, atone, expiate
 
 See Also: compensate, correct, redress, right

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*by"\, Abye \A*bye"\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Abought}.]
[AS. [=a]bycgan to pay for; pref. [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, Ger.
er-, orig. meaning out) + bycgan to buy. See {Buy}, and cf.
{Abide}.]
1. To pay for; to suffer for; to atone for; to make amends
   for; to give satisfaction. [Obs.]

         Lest to thy peril thou aby it dear.   --Shak.

2. To endure; to abide. [Obs.]

         But nought that wanteth rest can long aby.
                                               --Spenser.

 

 

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