Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cause to descend; to lower; to let fall; to doff.
  • v. To bring low; to abase.
  • v. To descend; to fall; to dismount.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To cause to descend; to lower; to let fall; to doff.
  • v. To bring low; to abase.
  • v. To descend; to fall; to dismount.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To come down; fall.
  • To descend; dismount.
  • To lower; uncover; take off, as a vizor or hood.
  • To let down; lower, as a sail; cause to descend: as, “hath his saile avaled,” Gower, Conf. Amant., viii.
  • To make low or abject; depress; degrade.

Etymologies

From French avaler ("to descend, to let down") (Wiktionary)

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