abort

Is abort a Scrabble word? YES

Is abort a Words With Friends word? YES


The word ABORT is worth 7 points in Scrabble and 8 points in Words with Friends

There are 5 letters in the word ABORT

16 Definitions  for the word abort:

noun - the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed, "I wasted a year of my life working on an abort", "he sent a short message requesting an abort due to extreme winds in the area"
verb - terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion
verb - cease development, die, and be aborted, "an aborting fetus"
verb - terminate before completion, "abort the mission", "abort the process running on my computer"

GCIDE Definitions - ABORT

Abort
A*bort" (, v. i. [L. abortare, fr. abortus, p. p. of aboriri; ab + oriri to rise, to be born. See Orient.]
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1. To miscarry; to bring forth young prematurely.
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2. (Biol.) To become checked in normal development, so as either to remain rudimentary or shrink away wholly; to become sterile.
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3. to stop, cease, or fail prior to normal completion.
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Abort
A*bort" (, v. i. [L. abortare, fr. abortus, p. p. of aboriri; ab + oriri to rise, to be born. See Orient.]
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1. To miscarry; to bring forth young prematurely.
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2. (Biol.) To become checked in normal development, so as either to remain rudimentary or shrink away wholly; to become sterile.
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3. to stop, cease, or fail prior to normal completion.
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Abort
A*bort", n. [L. abortus, fr. aboriri.] 1. An untimely birth. [Obs.] Sir H. Wotton.
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2. An aborted offspring. [Obs.] Holland.
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Abort
A*bort", n. [L. abortus, fr. aboriri.] 1. An untimely birth. [Obs.] Sir H. Wotton.
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2. An aborted offspring. [Obs.] Holland.
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