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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'.]
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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
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(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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
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.
This story was followed by another, of a young devil that became a religious of the famous monastery of Aba Gatima.
"Aba! Dot friend of ours haf still too much Ego in his Cosmos, Be quiet, thou!"
'Definitely, pina-pareview ko na sa law department yung penalty just in case may violation of contract,' Abas said when asked if the poll body would hold liable the suppliers of VCMs, SD cards and ballot marking pens.
Abas said the 3,752 voting machines needed for Davao region arrived here two weeks ago.
With no opposition to his appointment, the 39-year-old Abas faced the members of the CA's committee on constitutional commissions and offices during his first confirmation hearing yesterday, where he was asked by almost all members regarding his work at the Comelec and on other matters related to his background.
Villar, chairwoman of the CA constitutional commissions and offices committee, recommended Abas' confirmation during the plenary session of the CA presided over by newly-installed Senate President Vicente C.
About Rp200 billion has been invested by Abas to build a business dynasty that is currently assisted by his daughter Abigael Jane and his son Jonathan Abas.
According to the London daily Elaph, the Egyptian artist Hisham Abas announced that he still undecided about his relationship with the production company 'Rotana'.
For those not yet initiated, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allows ABAs a safe harbor from Section 8 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), which prohibits the payment of fees or a thing of value in exchange for referrals.
Can you have a profitable affiliated business relationship ("ABA") and still focus on selling homes, not loans?