Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The 11th month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The eleventh month of the civil Jewish calendar, or the fifth month of the ecclesiastical Jewish calendar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the eleventh month of the civil year; the fifth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in July and August).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An abbreviation of Army Veterinary Department.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the eleventh month of the civil year; the fifth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in July and August)

Etymologies

Mishnaic Hebrew 'āb, from Akkadian abu, a month name (July/August).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew אָב (āv), from Akkadian 𒉈 (Abu). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Us real people have been fighting outsourcing in Av for a long time, and then our logtime enemy comes along and claims us a friend.

    Evidence is mounting against Harris

  • Posted in Av Singh, Refuses to shave beard, Sikh worker, TransAlta Corp.

    2008 July 10 « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • Having said that, it’s very emphatic on the paramount importance of pronunciation in Av Eng teaching/learning (though obviously the yardstick isn’t NS pronunciation).

    P is for Pronunciation « An A-Z of ELT

  • The Avia B. 135 (RLM designation Av-135) was a modern Czechoslovak fighter aircraft.

    Avia B-135 Papercraft | Papercraft Paradise | PaperCrafts | Paper Models | Card Models

  • The robber who held up the Wells Fargo branch at 2600 E. Franklin Av. just after 3 p.m. was seen a few minutes later buying a bottle of liquor at a store next to the bank, said FBI special agent Paul McCabe.

    Archive 2007-03-11

  • And when I get a-going down here good, I'll be wantin 'some time to look at a place on Fift' Av'ner, maybe.

    The Girl from Sunset Ranch Or, Alone in a Great City

  • In the Jewish calendar, this is the last of three solemn weeks in preparation for Tisha B’Av, the 9th of the month of Av, which is marked by mourning for the destruction of the first and second Temples 2500 and 2000 years ago, respectively the expulsion from Spain half a millennium ago, and other tragedies that have occurred on that bloody day.

    Not Taken

  • In the Jewish calendar, this is the last of three solemn weeks in preparation for Tisha B’Av, the 9th of the month of Av, which is marked by mourning for the destruction of the first and second Temples 2500 and 2000 years ago, respectively the expulsion from Spain half a millennium ago, and other tragedies ...

    Arlene Goldbard » 2008 » August

  • If you're working with a Canon product, change your shooting mode to 'Av'; if you're using a Nikon product, set it to 'A'.

    Curbly Recent Posts

  • Plus, if we're looking at reducing lanes on Arastradero, why not on California Av which is not a thoroughfare and only goes four blocks?

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