abbé

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciationsEnglish: /ˈæbeɪ/, French: /abe/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/æˈbeɪ/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(a bā, abā; Fr. a bā)




WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ab•bé /æˈbeɪ/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -bés. (esp. in France)
  1. Religion, Foreign Terms(a title of respect for) a clergyman.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ab•bé  (a bā, abā; Fr. a bā),USA pronunciation n., pl.  ab•bés (a bā, abā; Fr. a bā),USA pronunciation (esp. in France)
  1. a member of the secular clergy.
  2. a title of respect for any ecclesiastic or clergyman.
  • Late Latin abbāte(m), accusative of abbās abbot
  • French, Middle French
  • 1520–30

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
abbé /ˈæbeɪ; French: abe/ n
  1. a French abbot
  2. a title used in addressing any other French cleric, such as a priest
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
Abbe /ˈæbɪ; German: ˈaːbə/ n
  1. Ernst. 1840–1905, German physicist, noted for his work in optics and the microscope condenser known as the Abbe condenser
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