Definitions For Abstract


  • A concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
  • A sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory


  • Consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
  • Consider apart from a particular case or instance
  • Give an abstract (of)
  • Make off with belongings of others
  • A brief written statement of the main points or facts in a longer report, speech, etc.
  • An abstract work of art (such as a painting)
  • To make a summary of the main parts of (a report, speech, etc.) : to make an abstract of (something)
  • To obtain or remove (something) froma source
  • To steal (something)


  • Existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment


  • Dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention
  • Not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature

Is Abstract a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Abstract is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 14 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Abstract in a Sentence

  • abstract ideas such as love and hate
  • “Honesty” is an abstract word.
  • The word “poem” is concrete, the word “poetry” is abstract.
  • An artist admired for his abstracts
  • The scientist wrote a bare-bones abstract of his research and conclusions
  • Data for the study was abstracted from hospital records.
  • Personal problems abstracted him so persistently that he struggled to keep his mind on his work

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