Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An expression of greeting or farewell.
  • noun Roman Catholic Church Ave Maria.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Hail! Also, farewell!
  • noun An Ave Maria (which see, under ave, interj.).
  • noun A salutation.
  • A contraction of Avenue (in an address).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An ave Maria.
  • noun A reverential salutation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An Ave Maria.
  • noun A reverential salutation.
  • noun avenue
  • noun average

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Latin avē.]

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Latin ave

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Abbreviation.

Examples

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  • My favorite word in Spanish... means "bird."

    April 12, 2009

  • Or 'hail' (salutation) in Latin.

    July 18, 2009