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ave

noun \ ˈä-(ˌ)vā \

Definition of ave

1 : an expression of greeting or of leave-taking : hail, farewell
2 often capitalized : ave maria

Examples of ave in a Sentence

  1. after a final ave, we turned our backs on the Tuscan village that had been our home for a year

Origin and Etymology of ave

Middle English, from Latin, hail

ave Synonyms

Synonyms
adieu, au revoir, good–bye, bon voyage, congé (also congee), farewell, Godspeed
Antonyms
hello
Related Words
leave-taking, send-off
Near Antonyms
greeting (s), salutation, salute; welcome

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ave

abbreviation

Definition of ave

avenue

AVE Defined for Kids

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Definition of ave. for Students

avenue

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