American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- abbr. absolute temperature
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A prefix of Latin origin; a form of ab-, used (as in Latin) before c, q, t, as in abscond, abstain, absterge, abstract, etc.
- abbr. absolute temperature
- abbr. mathematics Abbreviated form of absolute value function.
- abbr. Abstract.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) The abductor muscles of the stomach; -- a contraction used by body-building and health enthusiasts. Used similarly to pecs and delts.
- n. any of a class of composite plastics used to make car bodies and cases for computers and other appliances
“My favorite for this region of the abs is the reverse crunch with your legs up on a Swiss ball or just straight up into the air.”
“LeAnn replied, "@AJPaterson1987 those are called abs not bones love.”
“Considering he just got on the Hollywood radar because of the Twilight Saga (imagine, he was almost recast before New Moon) and just days ago blew out the candles on his 18th birthday cake, Lautner with his 8-pack abs is the newest and youngest action star in a dizzying volume of movie deals made over recent weeks.”
“But this precocious, 22-pound boy with coffee-colored skin, curly hair and washboard abs is far from a typical toddler.”
“Jillian uses an interval training system of 3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio and 1 minute of abs, which is repeated throughout the workout and keeps things moving.”
“Skarsgård should know; there were few eyelashes batted at his ultra-violent remake of "Straw Dogs," but his abs are a constant source of conversation.”
“The abs are the most important muscle in the body, by a landslide," says Filetti.”
“The bad news is that the abs are the hardest area of the body to get into shape but don't give up it can be done with some serious determination.”
“We do know that flattening your abs may not keep you out of the hospital but, we do know is that by developing a strong mid section aka abs, you will greatly reduce your body fat and cut your risk for disease significantly.”
“Of course, there is some self-selection here: the guys showing off their abs are the ones with abs worth showing, and naturally the best bodies get lots of messages.”
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