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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈbɛd/
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- (US) IPA(key): /əˈbɛd/
- Rhymes: -ɛd
abed (not comparable)
- In bed, or on the bed; confined to bed. [First attested from 1150 to 1350.]
- 1883, Fielde, Adele Marion, “倒 (tó̤)”, in A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones, Shanghai: American Presbyterian Mission Press, page 560:
- [She] is sick abed.
- 1948, Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country, London: Jonathan Cape, Chapter 12,
- Who can lie peacefully abed, while the darkness holds some secret?
- To childbed
in bed, or on the bed
- ^ Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “abed”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 3.
- simple past tense of