abort

a•bort
[[t]əˈbɔrt[/t]] v. i.
1) srg to bring forth a fetus before it is viable
2) bio to remain rudimentary, fail to develop, or develop incompletely
3) to fail or stop at an early or premature stage
4) mil to fail to accomplish a military objective for any reason other than enemy action
5) rkt (of a missile) to stop before the scheduled flight is completed
6) srg to cause to bring forth (a fetus) before it is viable
7) pat to cause (a pregnant female) to be delivered of a nonviable fetus
8) to cause to cease or end at an early or premature stage
9) mil rkt to terminate (a missile flight, mission, etc.) before completion
10) mil rkt the termination of a missile flight, mission, etc., before completion
11) mil rkt a missile, rocket, etc., that has aborted
Etymology: 1570–80; < L abortus, ptp. of aborīrī to disappear, miscarry =ab- ab-+orīrī to appear

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • abort — UK US /əˈbɔːt/ verb ► [T] to stop an activity before it begins or before it is complete: abort a test/trial/plan »We were forced to abort the test as a result of technical problems. abort a launch/merger/deal »Money has been wasted on aborted… …   Financial and business terms

  • Abort — can mean: *Abortion, a premature termination of pregnancy ending in the death of the embryo or fetus. *Early termination of some process, e.g.: **The early termination of a spaceflight, particularly a mode resulting in the return of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Abort — [a bɔʁt] (von lateinisch aboriri, abortus = entschwinden, entschwunden) steht für: Fehlgeburt Schwangerschaftsabbruch Toilette Abort (Informatik), Abbruch einer Transaktion Abort [ˈapˌʔɔʁt] (vermutlich aus dem Niederdeutschen af ort = abgelegener …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • abort — abort·in; abort·er; abort; abort·ive; abort·ive·ly; …   English syllables

  • Abort — 1 Sm Klosett erw. reg. (16. Jh., Standard 18. Jh.) Stammwort. Hüllwort für älteres Abtritt, aus ab und Ort als abgelegener Ort ; schon mndd. afort in dieser Bedeutung. Der Abtritt war ursprünglich ein Ort im Freien; er wurde dann überdacht und… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • abort — /ə bȯrt/ vt: to induce the expulsion of (a human fetus) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. abort …   Law dictionary

  • Abort — A*bort ([.a]*b[^o]rt ), v. t. to cause (an action or process) to stop at an early stage, or before normal completion; as, to abort a rocket flight. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abort — ¹Abort Latrine, Pissoir, sanitäre Anlagen, Toilette, WC; (ugs.): 00, Klo, Lokus, Null Null, Nummer null, Orkus; (salopp): Pinkelbude; (fam.): Häuschen, Klöchen; (derb): Pissbude, Scheißhaus; (verhüll.): Gelegenheit, Lokalität; (ugs. verhüll.): To …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • abort — [v1] stop or cancel something arrest, break off, call it quits*, call off, check, cut off, drop, end, fail, halt, interrupt, knock it off*, lay off*, nullify, scrap, scratch, scrub*, terminate; concept 121 Ant. continue, keep abort [v2] terminate …   New thesaurus

  • Abort — A*bort ([.a]*b[^o]rt ), v. i. [L. abortare, fr. abortus, p. p. of aboriri; ab + oriri to rise, to be born. See {Orient}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To miscarry; to bring forth young prematurely. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) To become checked in normal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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