Nautical, Aeronautics. at right angles to the fore-and-aft line:
The vessel was sailing with the wind directly abeam.
directly abreast the middle of a ship’s side.
We will suppose that you have luffed around the first mark, and the next leg is a run with the wind aft of abeam.
Harper’s Round Table, September 3, 1895 Various
She was abeam now, a mile away; how slow they were in running up an answer!
The Relief of Mafeking Filson Young
abeam—At right angles to the length of the vessel, as a dock is abeam when it bears directly off one side.
On Yacht Sailing Thomas Fleming Day
Before all the canvas could be reduced the hurricane struck her abeam.
Roger Willoughby William H. G. Kingston
The full force of the torrent struck her abeam, and away she swept down-stream like a thing possessed.
With the World’s Great Travellers, Volume 1 Various
When he first heard the pursuer’s boat, it was just abeam of the Isabel.
Watch and Wait Oliver Optic
The abeam arm fork is a curved timber scarphed, tabled, and bolted for additional security where the openings are large.
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
The ominous thing was, they did not, as they might have expected, see her on the quarter but abeam.
Kit Musgrave’s Luck Harold Bindloss
Still, the sea struck her abeam, forcing her bodily to leeward, and heaving the lower yardarms into the ocean.
Homeward Bound James Fenimore Cooper
This would bring the combers upon her quarter, or, worse still, abeam.
The Protector Harold Bindloss
(postpositive) at right angles to the length and directly opposite the centre of a vessel or aircraft
“at right angles to the keel,” c.1836, nautical, literally “on beam;” see a- (1) + beam (n.).
a primer, especially for teaching the alphabet.
a person who is learning the letters of the alphabet. a beginner in any field of learning. of or relating to the alphabet. arranged in alphabetical order. rudimentary; elementary; primary. Contemporary Examples Perry had 123 kids from 104 families; the number in abecedarian was even smaller. Can We Really Give Everyone Access to High Quality […]
. . . n. “primer, alphabet table,” mid-15c., from Medieval Latin abecedarium “an ABC book,” neuter of adjective abecedarius, used as a noun, from the first four letters of the Latin alphabet. Abecedarian (adj.) is attested from 1660s.
in : to stay abed late on Sundays. confined to . Bachelor of Arts in Education. Contemporary Examples In the series’ pilot, smart-aleck ex-lawyer Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) tells abed that he has Asperger’s syndrome. Hollywood Takes on Autism Jace Lacob February 23, 2010 From behind the steering wheel, abed introduced me as a journalist. […]