Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Advice; intelligence.
  • noun An advice- or despatch-boat.

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

  • noun Information; advice.
  • noun An advice boat, or dispatch boat.

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

  • noun information; advice; intelligence.
  • noun An advice boat, or dispatch boat.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Spanish aviso ("advice").

Examples

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  • "...now in charge of a boat belonging to the Swallow, an aviso bound for the offshore squadron..."

    --P. O'Brian, The Yellow Admiral, 193–194

    A Sea of Words: "A dispatch boat. Also, a notification, dispatch, or formal advice." (p. 95)

    March 19, 2008

  • Spanish for notice (n).

    March 19, 2008