Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

Middle English, from Latin avē.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin ave (Wiktionary)
Abbreviation. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Or 'hail' (salutation) in Latin.

    July 18, 2009

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

    April 12, 2009