- the eleventh month of the Jewish calendar.
Compare Jewish calendar.
Origin of Av
From the Hebrew word ābh
- Also a.v. ad valorem.
- Artillery Volunteers.
- Authorized Version (of the Bible).
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Examples from the Web for av
The rush to coalition, including a badly-negotiated deal on AV.David Cameron Loses Tim Montgomerie
March 25, 2013
Av Harris, a spokesman for the Connecticut secretary of state, said he thought Election Day would go smoothly.Scramble Ahead of Election Day in Areas Hardest Hit by Sandy
November 3, 2012
A handful of people—two full time and others on a more casual basis—make up the AV team in his office in Dharamsala, India.Dalai Lama, Twitter Rock Star: The Virtual Influence of His Holiness
August 6, 2012
The fast of the Ninth of Av is not intended to decry only past pain (though that too) but present political misdeeds.
The day that is upon us in the heat of the summer is the fast of the Ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av.
Av there war any of you really'd have the heart to be doing anything!
Av it had been at night, we might have tried a reskey; but the sperrit ain't in 'em at all.
Well, av you do, let me know, and I'll make it all right for you.
Father John, av I hadn't seen her that night, what would she have been now?
May be av he'd gone there, he'd never have stood here this day.
- (in the Jewish calendar) the fifth month of the year according to biblical reckoning and the eleventh month in the civil year, usually falling within July and August
- Authorized Version (of the Bible)
A-V or AV
- ad valorem
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Word Origin and History for av
abbreviation of Authorized Version (of the English Bible, 1611) attested from 1868.
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