browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
aby

more about aby

aby


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aby  \A*by"\,  Abye  \A*bye"\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Abought}.] 
  [AS.  [=a]bycgan  to  pay  for  pref.  [=a]-  (cf.  Goth.  us-,  Ger. 
  er-,  orig.  meaning  out)  +  bycgan  to  buy  See  {Buy},  and  cf 
  {Abide}.] 
  1.  To  pay  for  to  suffer  for  to  atone  for  to  make  amends 
  for  to  give  satisfaction.  [Obs.] 
 
  Lest  to  thy  peril  thou  aby  it  dear.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  endure;  to  abide.  [Obs.] 
 
  But  nought  that  wanteth  rest  can  long  aby. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aby 
  v  :  make  amends  for  "expiate  one's  sins"  [syn:  {expiate},  {abye}, 
  {atone}] 




more about aby