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ave

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noun \ˈä-(ˌ)vā\

Definition of ave

  1. 1 :  an expression of greeting or of leave-taking :  hail, farewell

  2. 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

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Origin and Etymology of ave

Middle English, from Latin, hail


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ave

abbreviation

Definition of ave

  1. avenue


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