Words That Start With Ab

Help Your Child Build A Rich And Varied Vocabulary With This List Of Words That Start With Ab

Let’s learn all the words that start with Ab, a very commonly used prefix in the English language. Most words in the English language are made up of different parts called morphemes. A morpheme is the smallest unit of a word that has meaning. Each word is made up of a root word and affixes. A root word or base word is a standalone word that has its own meaning. A root word cannot be broken down any further.

Affixes are a bunch of letters that can be added to a root word to create a new word with a different meaning. An affix added at the end of the word is called a suffix. The affix added to the beginning of the root word is called a prefix. Here is a list of all the words that start with Ab.

Words That Start With Ab

Adding the prefix Ab to a word gives an opposite or negative meaning to the root word. Ab means “not” or “away.” Here are some examples to help you understand.

  1. Absent: Not present or “away” from somewhere a person needs to be present.
  2. Aberrant: Not good conduct or someone’s conduct that is “away” from acceptable conduct.
  3. Abnormal: Not normal or “away” from being normal.

However, not all words that start with Ab are words that have a prefix attached to them. Some of these words starting with Ab are root words, that cannot be broken down any further. For example abs, able, abrupt, etc.

List Of Words That Start With Ab

Help your child improve their word power with this list of commonly used words that start with the prefix Ab.

AbsAbleAbyss
AboutAboveAbuse
AbroadAbsorbAbduct
AblazeAbilityAbandon
AbdomenAbdicateAbortive
AbundanceAbashedlyAbominable
AbsolutelyAbsorptionAbnormality
AbbreviationAboriginalAbusiveness
AbscondingAbruptlyAbnormally
AbrasionsAbsenteesAbysmally

Simple Words That Start With Ab For Kids In Early Elementary School

Kids learn to read simple sentences by the time they are in early elementary school. They can read and recognize 4 and 5 letter words easily. Here is a list of some simple words that start with Ab for kids in early elementary school. They can learn these words easily as these are words they hear and use often.

4 Letter Words That Start With Ab

AbleAbed
AbbeAbet
AbutAbba

Five Letter Words That Start With Ab

AboutAbbasAbled
AboveAbbesAbeam
AbuseAbetsAbaca
AbbeyAbyesAbaya
AbideAbutsAbase
AbbotAbuzzAbaci
AbackAbhorAboil
AbyssAbeleAbaft
AbateAblerAbysm
AbodeAblesAbash
AbortAboonAbris

Words That Start With Ab For Kids In Upper Elementary School

By the time kids are in upper elementary school, they are familiar with multisyllabic words and big words. Third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders already know about root words and affixes and have practised adding prefixes and suffixes to root words. Help your child expand their vocabulary with this list of 6, 7, 8 and 9 letter words starting with Ab for kids in upper elementary school.

6 Letter Words That Start With Ab

AbroadAbomasAbeles
AbsentAbovesAbduce
AboardAbortsAbhors
AbsorbAblinsAbloom
AbsurdAblestAblaut
AbruptAbodedAblush
AboundAbodesAboral
AbjectAbohmsAbseil
AblazeAbidesAbused
AbacusAbidedAbuser
AblateAbiderAbuses
AbductAbasesAbying
AbbessAbatedAbysms
AbjureAbaterAbbots
AbradeAbatorAbbeys
AbatesAbacasAbayas
AbasedAbampsAbaser

7 Letter Words That Start With Ab

AbilityAbleismAbusing
AbsenceAbelianAbaxial
AbandonAbroachAbubble
AbusiveAbsciseAbiotic
AbolishAblutedAbasing
AbreastAbusersAbashes
AbdomenAbuttalAbashed
AbidingAbuttedAbasers
AbstainAbutterAbeyant
AbysmalAbyssesAbetted
AbscessAbsorbsAbetter
AbsolveAbsurdsAbettal
AbaloneAbattisAbettor
AbridgeAbatingAbducts
AbyssalAbatorsAbduced
AbscondAbatersAbduces
AbjurerAblatedAbleist
AbjuresAbjuredAblates
AbidersAboundsAborter
AboughtAbortedAbraded
AbraderAbradesAbseils
AbsentsAbsinthAbulia

8 Letter Words That Start With Ab

AbsoluteAblutionAbrupter
AbstractAbnegateAbruptly
AbortionAbsolvesAbsconds
AbnormalAbsolvedAbsented
AbundantAbsolverAbsenter
AbrasiveAbsorberAbsently
AbsenteeAbsorbedAbsences
AbrasionAbsurderAbseiled
AblationAbstrictAbridges
AberrantAbstainsAbridger
AbortiveAbsurdlyAbridged
AbeyanceAbusableAbjectly
AbdicateAbuttersAbjuring
AbstruseAbuttingAbjurers
AbattoirAbuttalsAbluents
AbductorAbradingAblating
AbrogateAbradersAblators
AblativeAbortersAbleists
AbutmentAbortingAbleisms
AbsintheAboundedAblegate
AbandonsAbasedlyAbalones
AbatableAbashingAbrosia

9 Letter Words That Start With Ab

AbandonedAberratedAbhorring
AbundanceAbbotshipAbdicator
AbdominalAbashmentAbdicated
AbolitionAbattoirsAbdicates
AbatementAbashedlyAbdicable
AbsorbentAbasementAbduction
AbhorrentAbandonerAbductees
AborigineAberrantsAbducting
AbruptionAberranceAbductors
AbsurdismAbeyancesAbounding
AbominateAbetmentsAbortions
AbuildingAbhorrersAbradants
AbscondedAbscessedAbradable
AbseilingAbscessesAbruptest
AbsentingAbsconderAbridgers
AbsentersAbrogatesAbilities
AbsenteesAbridgingAbidingly
AbsinthesAbrogatorAbidances
AbrogableAbrasivesAblations
AbrogatedAbrasionsAbjection
AbnormalsAbnegatedAbolished
AbnormityAbnegatesAbolisher
AbnegatorAblativesAbolishes
AblutionsAblegatesAbysmally
AbsurdestAbsurdistAbusively
AbstruserAbsurdityAbutments

Descriptive Words That Start With Ab

Adding the prefix Ab to a root word also turns it into an adjective. Here are some examples with their meanings to help you understand.

AbsorbentAble to soak up liquid easily
AbleHaving the power, skill, talent, strength, means, or opportunity to do something
AbundantPlentiful or available in large quantities
AbloomCovered in blooms or flowers
AbnormalNot normal; not typical or usual or regular
AbovegroundAbove the surface of the ground
AbstractExisting in thought or as an idea without having a physical or concrete existence
AbysmalUnfathomable depth, so deep as to be unmeasurable
AbominableExceptionally bad or displeasing
AbreastBeing up to date or to a particular standard or level, especially in knowledge
AbidingEnduring or long-lasting
AbridgedShortened or condensed (usually texts)
AboralOpposite to or away from the mouth
AbashedFeeling embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed
AbuzzFilled with a continuous humming sound, like the sound of a bee

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