a legendary large, hairy, humanoid creature said to inhabit the Himalayas.
a large legendary manlike or apelike creature, alleged to inhabit the Himalayan Mountains Also called yeti
1921, translating Tibetan meetaoh kangmi.
to regard with intense aversion or loathing; abhor. to dislike strongly. Historical Examples They cause the Tartars to delight in a diet of milk, and the American Indian to abominate it. History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2) John William Draper I abominate the idea of frying eggs in water as […]
repugnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome: an abominable crime. very unpleasant; disagreeable: The weather was abominable last week. very bad, poor, or inferior: They have abominable taste in clothes. Historical Examples It is abominably French, though France is pleasant in its own place. Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon “I hear that he was abominably rude to […]
anything ; anything greatly disliked or abhorred. intense aversion or loathing; detestation: He regarded lying with abomination. a vile, shameful, or detestable action, condition, habit, etc.: Spitting in public is an abomination. Contemporary Examples He cleared the temple of its abomination and rededicated it to the one god of Abraham. How Jews Invented Heaven Lisa […]
- Abomination of desolation
abomination of desolation (Matt. 24:15; Mark 13:14; comp. Luke 21:20), is interpreted of the eagles, the standards of the Roman army, which were an abomination to the Jews. These standards, rising over the site of the temple, were a sign that the holy place had fallen under the idolatrous Romans. The references are to Dan. […]
noun (cards) a variant spelling of abundance (sense 6)