Abbey vs Ab - What's the difference?
As a proper noun abbey
As a verb ab is
(first person singular present form of the negation verb
The office or dominion of an abbot or abbess.
A monastery or society of people, secluded from the world and devoted to religion and celibacy, which is headed by an abbot or abbess; also, the monastic building or buildings.
The church of a monastery.
- From 1199 to 1203 William Punchard was the abbot of the abbey of Rievaulx, which was part of the Cistercian order of monks.
(UK) A residence that was previously an abbatial building.
(capitalized) In London, the Abbey is short for Westminster Abbey, and in Scotland, the precincts of the Abbey of Holyrood.
Abbreviation of (abdominal) (muscles).
(informal) abdominal muscle.
* 2006 , H. Peter Steeves, The Things Themselves (page 75)
* 2010 , Bill Geiger, "6-pack Abs in 9 Weeks", Reps! 17:106
- The bikinied models in most of the ESPN2 shows have abs . Many of the malnourished bikinied models in the commercials have visible rib cages. How did the two get conflated into a shared vision of beauty?
- When possible, do your ab workout on a day when you're not training a major muscle group.
Most often used attributively. Substantive use is more common in the plural form (abs).
Abbreviation of (abscess).
(slang) An abscess caused by injecting an illegal drug, usually heroin.
Abbreviations, see definitions.