Aba definition

ə-bä, äbə
A city of southern Nigeria northeast of Port Harcourt. It is an important market and transportation center.
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American Booksellers Association.
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A loose, sleeveless robe worn by Arabs.
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American Basketball Association.
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A coarse fabric of wool or hair fiber with a felted finish.
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American Bar Association.
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American Booksellers Association.
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A coarse, often striped, fabric from the Middle East, woven from goat or camel hair.
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A loose-fitting sleeveless garment, made from aba or silk, worn by Arabs. [First attested in the early 19th century.]
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An altazimuth used for astronomy on either land or water.
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A fabric woven of the hair of camels or goats.
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A loose-fitting sleeveless garment made of this fabric or of wool, traditionally worn by Arabs.
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American Bankers Association.
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American Bar Association.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of aba - Abba

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
aba
Plural:
abas

Origin of aba

  • Arabic ‘abā’

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the name of its creator, the French explorer A. T. d' Abbadie.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Arabic عَبَاءَة. Compare abaya.

    From Wiktionary