abed

adverb or adjective
\ ə-ˈbed How to pronounce abed (audio) \

Definition of abed

: in bed

First Known Use of abed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of abed was in the 14th century

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“Abed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abed. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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abed

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of abed

: lying in a bed

abed

adverb or adjective
\ ə-ˈbed How to pronounce abed (audio) \

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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