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A city of southern Nigeria northeast of Port Harcourt. It is an important market and transportation center.


1. American Bankers Association
2. American Bar Association
3. American Booksellers Association
4. American Basketball Association


 (ə-bä′, ä′bə)
1. A fabric woven of the hair of camels or goats.
2. A loose-fitting sleeveless garment made of this fabric or of wool, traditionally worn by Arabs.
3. See abaya.

[Arabic 'abā'.]


1. (Textiles) a type of cloth from Syria, made of goat hair or camel hair
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a sleeveless outer garment of such cloth
[from Arabic]


abbreviation for
1. (Boxing) (in Britain) Amateur Boxing Association
2. (Journalism & Publishing) American Booksellers Association


(əˈbɑ, ˈɑ bə)

n., pl. a•bas.
1. a coarse fabric woven of camel's or goat's hair.
2. a loose, sleeveless outer garment made of this fabric or of silk, worn by Arabs.
[1805–15; < Arabic ‘abā'(ah)]



a town in SE Nigeria. 264,000.


1. Amateur Boxing Association.
2. American Badminton Association.
3. American Bankers Association.
4. American Bar Association.
5. American Basketball Association.
6. American Book Award.
7. American Booksellers Association.
8. Associate in Business Administration.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aba - a loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba clothaba - a loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth; worn by Arabs
outer garment, overgarment - a garment worn over other garments
2.aba - a fabric woven from goat hair and camel hairaba - a fabric woven from goat hair and camel hair
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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He let both of them lie, and went in pursuit of Abas and Polyidus, sons of the old reader of dreams Eurydamas: they never came back for him to read them any more dreams, for mighty Diomed made an end of them.
The following questions are important to consider in determining a referral source's fit and compatibility as an ABA partner.
How many years of experience do you have in the ABA arena?
This Internet relationship with the ABA is the most significant development in property risk reporting for lenders since our introduction of StarView desktop software nearly two years ago," said Tom Gay, VISTA President and CEO.
Its membership - which includes community, regional and money center banks and bank holding companies, as well as savings associations, trust companies and savings banks - makes ABA the largest bank trade association in the country.
Further highlighting Epsilon's leadership in creative advertising was the fact that the company won top awards and distinguished itself among the largest-ever number of entries for the ABA Marketing Network Awards.
In 1998, the two organizations introduced the ABA Network Lawyer Locator, a customized search engine providing access from ABA Network -- the ABA's official Web site -- to the renowned Martindale-Hubbell Legal Network of more than 1 million lawyers and law firms.
We're very proud of our long history of working closely with the ABA and are pleased that we now have a formal partnership in place with its largest division," said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president of business development and marketing for New Providence, N.
As an industry innovator, Cross Country Bank was one of the very first institutions to submit fingerprints electronically to the ABA.