from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- In the Bible, the son of Adam and Eve who was slain by his elder brother, Cain.
- Abel, Sir Frederick Augustus 1827-1902. British chemist noted for his research and writings concerning explosives. He invented cordite (1889) with Sir James Dewar.
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- proper n. The son of Adam and Eve who was killed by his brother Cain.
- proper n. A male given name.
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- n. (Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Abel was killed by Cain
- n. Norwegian mathematician (1802-1829)
From Middle English, from Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew הֶבֶל (hével, "breath, vapor; vanity") or from Assyrian Neo-Aramaic ablu ("son"). (Wiktionary)