a member of a people, probably originating in Asia, who settled in Dacia a.d. c555, later occupied Pannonia, and invaded other parts of central and eastern Europe before their decline in the 9th century.
The Avar Chief was dry in his manner to strangers; and who can wonder at it?
Dariel R. D. Blackmore
The Hun and the Avar had been driven back or swept away from the earth.
The Chief Periods of European History Edward A. Freeman
The Helvetians, and close upon their track the Romans, had already passed the Avar, and the promised grain had not arrived.
Annals of a Fortress E. Viollet-le-Duc
When the sun rose, Orestes was still sitting and drinking with an Avar chief.
Historical Miniatures August Strindberg
Næodunum seems to have undergone no such overthrow as those wrought by the Hun, the Avar, and the Saxon.
Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine Edward A. Freeman
The Avar consented; and having become master of the important stronghold, he married Romilda.
Women of the Teutonic Nations Hermann Schoenfeld
She knows now that somebody else pushed her into this Avar, and that she is fighting for somebody else’s cause.
Serbia in Light and Darkness Nikolaj Velimirovic
a member of a people of unknown origin in E Europe from the 6th to the early 9th century ad: crushed by Charlemagne around 800
a member of a people of the Caucasas
the language of this people, belonging to the North-East Caucasian family
insatiable greed for riches; inordinate, miserly desire to gain and hoard wealth. Contemporary Examples I am writing it,” she tells us, “and I spill it all out on my lap like very money, like riches, beyond the dreams of avarice. Must Reads Allen Barra, Lucy Scholes, Kevin Canfield, Jane Ciabattari October 2, 2011 It was […]
characterized by avarice; greedy; covetous. Contemporary Examples And if both women are more amoral and avaricious than Ma Joad and Mama Younger, well, so are we. Is There a Ma Joad for the Piketty Era? Katie Baker June 30, 2014 “There are so many couples who fit that bill,” she says of the avaricious pair. […]
characterized by avarice; greedy; covetous. Historical Examples Her eyes gleamed out at him expectantly, avariciously, with some suspicion, too. The Prisoner Alice Brown The man took it, eyed it avariciously and stuffed it into a pocket. Jack Harvey’s Adventures Ruel Perley Smith And if it be avariciously asked, “How much must I give him?” The […]
adjective (of certain tissues, such as cartilage) lacking blood vessels avascular a·vas·cu·lar (ā-vās’kyə-lər) adj. Not associated with or supplied by blood vessels. a·vas’cu·lar’i·ty (-lār’ĭ-tē) n. avascular (ā-vās’kyə-lər) Not associated with or supplied by blood vessels.