to turn away or aside:
to avert one’s eyes.
to ward off; prevent:
to avert evil; to avert an accident.
Then, as he avertedly drew the letter from his bosom, he whispered to himself—Out on thee, Pierre!
Pierre; or The Ambiguities Herman Melville
to turn away or aside: to avert one’s gaze
to ward off; prevent from occurring: to avert danger
c.1400, from Old French avertir (12c.), “turn, direct; avert; make aware,” from Vulgar Latin *advertire, from Latin avertere “to turn away, to drive away,” from ab- “from, away” (see ab-) + vertere “to turn” (see versus). Related: Averted; averting.
to turn away or aside: to avert one’s eyes. to ward off; prevent: to avert evil; to avert an accident. Historical Examples Taken in a stimulant dose, tobacco is not only not a producer, it is an averter, of paralysis. Tobacco and Alcohol John Fiske verb (transitive) to turn away or aside: to avert one’s […]
a brand of tribromoethanol.
Milton, 1893–1965, U.S. painter. a male given name: from Old English words meaning “elf” and “favor.”. Contemporary Examples Derrick “Pimp Snooky” Avery was sent away for 20 years in 2010. FBI Sting Rescues 105 Kids, Nabs 159 Pimps—But What About the Johns? Michael Daly July 29, 2013 As Avery and McLaughlin argue, the Federalist Society […]
a class of vertebrates comprising the birds. hail; welcome. farewell; goodbye. the salutation “ave.”. (initial capital letter) Ave Maria. Historical Examples Or left our church, in spite of solemn ‘cAves,’ To score off sins by rosaries and Aves! Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 367, May 1846 Various But if we get on his trail […]