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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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