- a class of vertebrates comprising the birds.
Origin of Aves
- hail; welcome.
- farewell; goodbye.
- the salutation “ave.”
- (initial capital letter) Ave Maria.
Origin of ave
Related Words for avestoast, aloha, bow, hail, kiss, address, salaam, curtsy, hello, salute, howdy, request, litany, rogation, entreaty, plea, prayer, petition, solicitation, ave
Examples from the Web for aves
Historical Examples of aves
In reciting a hundred and fifty Aves Serge had not once repeated himself.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
Perhaps the Aves fetched me, only it took them a long while.Romola
Then a Pater, ten Aves, and a Gloria are nothing; it is not heavy as a penance!En Route
J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
Well, that knocks out my theory about Aves a bit, declared Rawlins.
Well, if they had a hang-out at Aves, that would have been dead easy.
- the class of vertebrates comprising the birdsSee bird (def. 1)
Word Origin for Aves
- welcome or farewell
Word Origin for ave
Word Origin for Ave
Word Origin and History for aves
"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."