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hail; welcome.
farewell; goodbye.
the salutation “ave.”.
(initial capital letter) Ave Maria.
Contemporary Examples

A soaring “ave Maria” and a tender “Danny Boy” marked the passing of two more brothers.
Boston and New York’s Bravest Are Brothers Bonded by Tragedy Michael Daly April 14, 2014

He began his evening on the fourth floor of the Taino Towers – near 123rd and Lexington ave – in what was dubbed the VIP room.
Charlie Rangel Dances On Gideon Resnick June 24, 2014

For all her face betrayed, the organ might have been singing an ave Maria.
Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show Robert W. Chambers February 19, 2014

ave Atque Vale I’m gonna hang out With these two smoking hotties And fly privately Around the world.
The Poetry of Charlie Sheen Michael Solomon February 28, 2011

Santorum espoused this worldview back in 2008, in a speech to ave Maria University.
“Get Out!” Says Christian-Supremacist Pastor. Does Rick Santorum Agree? Jay Michaelson March 19, 2012

Historical Examples

A pretty thing to ‘ave my name in all the papers about ‘ere as torturing a goose!
The Giant’s Robe F. Anstey

I came to see, ma’am, whether you’d take me back, as I ‘aven’t got Baby now.
Life and Death of Harriett Frean May Sinclair

Who—to quote only one example—has not heard Schubert’s ave Maria played on a ‘cello?
The London Mercury, Vol. I, Nos. 1-6, November 1919 to April 1920 Various

Any’ow, I should go out if I was you, an’ ‘ave a look at London.
The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine

“‘Er nainsell wad rather ‘ave a new pair o’ progues,” said he.
The Yeoman Adventurer George W. Gough

sentence substitute
welcome or farewell
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

“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.”
atrioventricular extrasystole


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