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ave

[ ah-vey, ey-vee ]
/ ˈɑ veɪ, ˈeɪ vi /
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interjection

hail; welcome.
farewell; goodbye.

noun

the salutation “ave.”
(initial capital letter) Ave Maria.

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Origin of ave

1200–50; Middle English <Latin: imperative 2nd singular of avēre to be well, fare well

Definition for ave (2 of 2)

Ave.

or ave.


abbreviation

avenue.
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British Dictionary definitions for ave (1 of 3)

ave
/ (ˈɑːvɪ, ˈɑːveɪ) /

sentence substitute

welcome or farewell

Word Origin for ave

Latin

British Dictionary definitions for ave (2 of 3)

Ave1
/ (ˈɑːvɪ) /

noun RC Church

short for Ave Maria See Hail Mary
the time for the Angelus to be recited, so called because of the threefold repetition of the Ave Maria in this devotion
the beads of the rosary used to count the number of Ave Marias said

Word Origin for Ave

C13: from Latin: hail!

British Dictionary definitions for ave (3 of 3)

Ave2

ave


abbreviation for

avenue
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