- hail; welcome.
- farewell; goodbye.
- the salutation “ave.”
- (initial capital letter) Ave Maria.
Origin of ave
ave atque vale
- hail and farewell.
Examples from the Web for ave
He began his evening on the fourth floor of the Taino Towers - near 123rd and Lexington Ave - in what was dubbed the VIP room.Charlie Rangel Dances On
June 25, 2014
A soaring “Ave Maria” and a tender “Danny Boy” marked the passing of two more brothers.Boston and New York’s Bravest Are Brothers Bonded by Tragedy
April 15, 2014
For all her face betrayed, the organ might have been singing an Ave Maria.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
Santorum espoused this worldview back in 2008, in a speech to Ave Maria University.“Get Out!” Says Christian-Supremacist Pastor. Does Rick Santorum Agree?
March 20, 2012
Ave Atque Vale I'm gonna hang out With these two smoking hotties And fly privately Around the world.The Poetry of Charlie Sheen
March 1, 2011
I came to see, ma'am, whether you'd take me back, as I 'aven't got Baby now.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
You go an' wash your 'ands, an' I'll 'ave your dinner up in 'alf a jiff!
They 'ave to 'ire one when they're in London so's to get about from one 'all to another.
Any'ow, I should go out if I was you, an' 'ave a look at London.
She'd a done better to 'ave a good cry and tell me 'er troubles.The Incomplete Amorist
- welcome or farewell
Word Origin and History for ave
"hail," also "farewell," early 13c. (in reference to the Ave Maria), from Latin ave, second person singular imperative of avere "to be or fare well."