Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To take away; separate; divert; remove; purloin.

Part of speech: verb

To make an abstract of; abridge.

Part of speech: adjective

Existing in thought only; not concrete; theoretical; imaginary; abstruse.

Part of speech: noun

A brief statement of facts that are set forth in full elsewhere; summary; compendium.

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Usage examples "abstract":

  1. He distinctly says that general names are given to things on account of their attributes, and that abstract names are the names of those attributes. - "A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2)", John Stuart Mill.
  2. I haven't seen anything else like it in the Abstract." - "The Quality of Mercy", W. D. Howells.
  3. The fact of the matter is that now I have arrived at the third act I find patriotism too abstract an emotion for the stage. - "Poor Relations", Compton Mackenzie.