Abel definition by Webster's New World
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- a masculine name
- Bible the second son of Adam and Eve, killed by his brother Cain: Gen. 4
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek Abel ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Classical Hebrew (language) hevel, literally , breath
Abel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
In the Bible, the son of Adam and Eve who was slain by his elder brother, Cain.
, Sir Frederick Augustus 1827-1902.
British chemist noted for his research and writings concerning explosives. He invented cordite (1889) with Sir James Dewar.