abecedarian
I. noun Etymology: Middle English abecedary, from Medieval Latin abecedarium alphabet, from Late Latin, neuter of abecedarius of the alphabet, from the letters a + b + c + d Date: 1603 one learning the rudiments of something (as the alphabet) II. adjective Date: 1665 1. a. of or relating to the alphabet b. alphabetically arranged 2. rudimentary

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Abecedarian — A be*ce*da ri*an, Abecedary A be*ce da*ry, a. Pertaining to, or formed by, the letters of the alphabet; alphabetic; hence, rudimentary. [1913 Webster] {Abecedarian psalms}, {hymns}, etc., compositions in which (like the 119th psalm in Hebrew)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abecedarian — A be*ce*da ri*an, n. [L. abecedarius. A word from the first four letters of the alphabet.] 1. One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a tyro. [1913 Webster] 2. One engaged in teaching the alphabet. Wood. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abecedarian — index elementary, neophyte, rudimentary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • abecedarian — [ā΄bē sē der′ē ən] n. [ML abecedarius < A, B, C, D] 1. a person learning the alphabet; beginning student 2. any beginner or novice adj. 1. of the alphabet 2. elementary …   English World dictionary

  • Abecedarian — Abecedarians were a 16th century German sect of Anabaptists who effected an absolute disdain for all human knowledge, contending that God would enlighten his elect from within themselves, giving them knowledge of necessary truths by visions and… …   Wikipedia

  • abecedarian — /ay bee see dair ee euhn/, n. 1. a person who is learning the letters of the alphabet. 2. a beginner in any field of learning. adj. 3. of or pertaining to the alphabet. 4. arranged in alphabetical order. 5. rudimentary; elementary; primary. Also …   Universalium

  • abecedarian — 1. noun a) One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a tyro. b) One engaged in teaching the alphabet 2. adjective Pertaining to, or formed by, the letters of the alphabet; alphabetic; hence …   Wiktionary

  • Abecedarian — Расположенный в алфавитном порядке; Азбучный …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • abecedarian — Synonyms and related words: aboriginal, allographic, alphabetarian, alphabetic, antenatal, apprentice, articled clerk, autochthonous, beginner, beginning, boot, budding, capital, catechumen, certified teacher, creative, dabbler, debutant,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • abecedarian — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun One who is just starting to learn or do something: beginner, fledgling, freshman, greenhorn, initiate, neophyte, novice, novitiate, tenderfoot, tyro. Slang: rookie. See START …   English dictionary for students

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