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a-2 used as an intensifier. [3 definitions]
AA abbreviation of "Alcoholics Anonymous," a world-wide recovery program for alcoholics, administered through chapters.
A.A. abbreviation of "Associate in Arts," an undergraduate degree conferred on a person who has completed a curriculum in the liberal arts.
AAA abbreviation of "American Automobile Association," an association that provides travel-related discounts and services to its members.
A and M abbreviation of "Agricultural and Mechanical."
aardvark a nocturnal mammal of southern Africa that has a long snout, long ears, and powerful claws for digging, and that feeds on ants using its extensile tongue.
aardwolf a striped, nocturnal African mammal of the hyena family that feeds primarily on insects.
Aaron according to the Old Testament, the older brother of Moses and the first high priest of the Hebrew nation.
AB1 one of the four human blood groups. (See ABO system.)
AB2 abbreviation of "Assembly Bill," in the U.S., a proposed law in consideration by a state assembly.
A.B. abbreviation of "artium baccalaureus" (Latin); Bachelor of Arts.
ab- from; away; off.
ABA abbreviation of "American Bar Association."
aba a coarse felted fabric of goat or camel hair. [2 definitions]
abaca a Philippine plant of the banana family that yields a fiber used in making rope.
aback so that the wind catches the front side of an open sail. [2 definitions]
abacus a device used to make arithmetic calculations, consisting of a frame with parallel rods or grooves that hold movable counters such as beads.
Abaddon in the Old Testament, a place of destruction; abode of the wicked dead; hell. [2 definitions]
abaft in nautical terminology, toward the stern from; behind. [2 definitions]
abalone a large edible marine snail, the shell of which is lined with mother-of-pearl.
abandon to leave (someone or something) with no intention of returning or taking up possession again. [6 definitions]