nothingness; vanity. (1.) Hosea speaks of the "high places of Aven" (10:8), by which he means Bethel. He also calls it Beth-aven, i.e., "the house of vanity" (4:15), on account of the golden calves Jeroboam had set up there (1 Kings 12:28). (2.) Translated by the LXX. "On" in Ezek. 30:17. The Egyptian Heliopolis or city of On (q.v.). (3.) In Amos 1:5 it denotes the Syrian Heliopolis, the modern Baalbec.
Before we could reply he said: “I bet you are the two boys from the aven.”
When 'tis an aven thing in th' prayin', may th' best man win.
aven whin Oi lay chlose to yez an' ye began to untoie me bonds Oi couldn't suspict it was yersilf.
The home voyage of the aven was fraught with all the dangers of the sea.
He drew it towards him, and wrote, "A man has just left me, who calls himself aven —" in the middle of the name his pen stopped.
Once in port, no more would we walk the deck of the aven of Aberdeen.
Thin she paused for a moment, thin to herself she muttered, 'But I got aven wid him oneway.'
If he was aven Injun clean through you could a little, maybe.
It's as good as done this minit, an' there's such good times comin' for all of us, it's not aven the quane we'll be envyin'.
And paple are not as liberal as they used to be, aven at Christmas time.