Dictionary Results for abstract


1. abstract - noun

· a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"

Synonym(s): abstraction

Hypernym(s): concept, conception, construct




2. abstract - noun

· a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

Synonym(s): outline, synopsis, precis

Hypernym(s): summary, sum-up




3. abstract - verb

· consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically

Hypernym(s): see, consider, reckon, view, regard




4. abstract - verb

· make off with belongings of others

Synonym(s): pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift

Hypernym(s): steal, rip_off, rip




5. abstract - verb

· consider apart from a particular case or instance; "Let's abstract away from this particular example"

Hypernym(s): consider, take, deal, look_at




6. abstract - verb

· give an abstract (of)

Hypernym(s): sum_up, summarize, summarise, resume




7. abstract - adjective

· existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; "abstract words like `truth' and `justice'"

Antonym(s): concrete




8. abstract - adjective

· not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature; "a large abstract painting"

Synonym(s): abstractionist, nonfigurative, nonobjective




9. abstract - adjective

· dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention; "abstract reasoning"; "abstract science"





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