Aves

[ ey-veez ]
/ ˈeɪ viz /
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noun (used with a plural verb)

a class of vertebrates comprising the birds.

Origin of Aves

1895–1900; < New Latin; Latin, plural of avis bird

Definition for aves (2 of 2)

ave

[ ah-vey, ey-vee ]
/ ˈɑ veɪ, ˈeɪ vi /

interjection

hail; welcome.
farewell; goodbye.

noun

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

Origin of ave

1200–50; Middle English < Latin: imperative 2nd singular of avēre to be well, fare well
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British Dictionary definitions for aves (1 of 4)

Aves

/ (ˈeɪviːz) /

pl n

the class of vertebrates comprising the birdsSee bird (def. 1)

Word Origin for Aves

pl of Latin avis bird

British Dictionary definitions for aves (2 of 4)

ave

/ (ˈɑːvɪ, ˈɑːveɪ) /

sentence substitute

welcome or farewell

Word Origin for ave

Latin

British Dictionary definitions for aves (3 of 4)

Ave

1
/ (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 aves (4 of 4)

Ave

2

ave


abbreviation for

avenue
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Word Origin and History for aves

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."

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