Definition of Abraid

1. v. t. & i. To awake; to arouse; to stir or start up; also, to shout out.



Definition of Abraid

1. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) (context: of a sword) To wrench out. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive transitive obsolete) To awake; to arouse; to stir or start up. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive transitive obsolete) To shout out. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To upbraid. ¹

5. Adverb. (alternative form of abread) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abraid

1. to awake [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: awake

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abraid

abrachias
abradable
abradant
abradants
abraded
abrader
abraders
abrades
abrading
abrading stone
abradingly
abraid (current term)
abraided
abraiding
abraids
abram
abram-man
abrams
abranchial
abranchialism
abranchialisms
abranchiata
abranchiate
abranchious
abrase
abrased

Literary usage of Abraid

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1. Altenglische Sprachproben nebst einem Wörterbuch by Eduard Adolf Ferdinand Maetzner, Hugo Bieling (1878)
"Adam abraid, and sa} 5at wif. GEN. ... Ulixes out of slepe abraid. GOWER III. 54. ... and at the last abraid Out of hir thocht, ..."

2. Masterpieces in English Literature, & Lessons in the English Language by Homer Baxter Sprague (1874)
"So in Spenser : "For fear lest her unawares she should abraid " (ie, awake). ... Spelled to rhyme with abraid. ..."

3. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"F. aborder, to come to the side of; from a, to, bord, side. abraid, ... abraid, to upbraid. Greene, Alphonsus, ii (Belinus), ed. ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1859)
"... or abraid, now obsolete, is common in our older writers in the sense of starting out of sleep, awaking, breaking out in language. ..."

5. Kurzgefasste irische Grammatik: Mit Lesestücken by Ernst Windisch (1879)
"„A fathe ind rig" ol in mac „abraid cid ata ... „A druide" ol in mac, „abraid cid ata etir na ..."

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