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ABECEDARIAN

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Abecedarian mean? 

ABECEDARIAN (noun)
  The noun ABECEDARIAN has 2 senses:

1. a novice learning the rudiments of some subject
2. a 16th century sect of Anabaptists centered in Germany who had an absolute disdain for human knowledge

  Familiarity information: ABECEDARIAN used as a noun is rare.


ABECEDARIAN (adjective)
  The adjective ABECEDARIAN has 1 sense:

1. alphabetically arranged (as for beginning readers)

  Familiarity information: ABECEDARIAN used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ABECEDARIAN (noun)


Sense 1abecedarian [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A novice learning the rudiments of some subject

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("abecedarian" is a kind of...):

beginner; initiate; novice; tiro; tyro (someone new to a field or activity)


Sense 2Abecedarian [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A 16th century sect of Anabaptists centered in Germany who had an absolute disdain for human knowledge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("Abecedarian" is a kind of...):

religious order; religious sect; sect (a subdivision of a larger religious group)


ABECEDARIAN (adjective)


Sense 1abecedarian [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Alphabetically arranged (as for beginning readers)

Similar:

alphabetic; alphabetical (arranged in order according to the alphabet)


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