Aves

Aves

[ey-veez]
noun (used with a plural verb)
a class of vertebrates comprising the birds.

Origin:
1895–1900; < Neo-Latin; Latin, plural of avis bird

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ave

[ah-vey, ey-vee]
interjection
1.
hail; welcome.
2.
farewell; good-bye.
noun
3.
the salutation “ave.”
4.
(initial capital letter) Ave Maria.

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

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ave (ˈɑːvɪ, ˈɑːveɪ)
 
sentence substitute
welcome or farewell
 
[Latin]

Ave1 (ˈɑːvɪ)
 
n
1.  short for Ave Maria See Hail Mary
2.  the time for the Angelus to be recited, so called because of the threefold repetition of the Ave Maria in this devotion
3.  the beads of the rosary used to count the number of Ave Marias said
 
[C13: from Latin: hail!]

Ave or ave2
 
abbreviation for
avenue
 
ave or ave2
 
abbreviation for

Aves (ˈeɪviːz)
 
pl n
See bird the class of vertebrates comprising the birds
 
[pl of Latin avis bird]

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ave
"hail," also "farewell," early 13c. (in ref. to the Ave Maria), from L. ave, 2nd person sing. imper. of avere "to be or fare well."
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AVE
atrioventricular extrasystole
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