Abated

Abated, an ancient technical term applied in masonry and metal work to those portions which are sunk beneath the surface, as in inscriptions where the ground is sunk round the letters so as to leave the letters or ornament in relief."From 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica"


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  • Abated — Abate A*bate ([.a]*b[=a]t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abated}, p. pr. & vb. n. {Abating}.] [OF. abatre to beat down, F. abattre, LL. abatere; ab or ad + batere, battere (popular form for L. batuere to beat). Cf. {Bate}, {Batter}.] 1. To beat down; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abated — un·abated; …   English syllables

  • abated — a·bate || É™ beɪt v. reduce, decrease, lessen; become less, diminish; annul, suppress (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abated — abātˈed adjective 1. Blunted 2. Diminished 3. Lowered 4. Subdued 5. Beaten down or cut away, as the background of sculptures, etc carved in relief • • • Main Entry: ↑abate …   Useful english dictionary

  • abatement — abate·ment /ə bāt mənt/ n 1: the act or process of abating or the state of being abated challenged the abatement of her bequest abatement of a private nuisance by self help W. L. Prosser and W. P. Keeton 2: an amount abated …   Law dictionary

  • Abate — A*bate ([.a]*b[=a]t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abated}, p. pr. & vb. n. {Abating}.] [OF. abatre to beat down, F. abattre, LL. abatere; ab or ad + batere, battere (popular form for L. batuere to beat). Cf. {Bate}, {Batter}.] 1. To beat down; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abating — Abate A*bate ([.a]*b[=a]t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abated}, p. pr. & vb. n. {Abating}.] [OF. abatre to beat down, F. abattre, LL. abatere; ab or ad + batere, battere (popular form for L. batuere to beat). Cf. {Bate}, {Batter}.] 1. To beat down; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To abate a tax — Abate A*bate ([.a]*b[=a]t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abated}, p. pr. & vb. n. {Abating}.] [OF. abatre to beat down, F. abattre, LL. abatere; ab or ad + batere, battere (popular form for L. batuere to beat). Cf. {Bate}, {Batter}.] 1. To beat down; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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