\ə-ˈbed \

Definition of abed 

: in bed

First Known Use of abed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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abed

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of abed

: lying in a bed

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Kids Definition of abed

: in bed abed and asleep … she meant to lie abed … for a good long rest …— Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

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