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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 and it looks like Aves Im for it.
The Radio Detectives in the Jungle A. Hyatt Verrill

It is of ivory; there are ten knobs or bosses for the Aves, and an eleventh of larger size and different form, for the Pater.
Finger-Ring Lore William Jones

“They do say ‘Aves’ in plenty, for all the good they do us,” grumbled one.
Robert Annys: Poor Priest Annie Nathan Meyer

He sank on his knees on the clay, and said over breathlessly all the Aves he could think of in his awe.
A Rainy June and Other Stories Ouida

He must say three paters and three Aves off; if he cannot, some one must say them for him.
A Decade of Italian Women, vol. I (of 2) T. Adolphus Trollope

In the lower Vertebrata it is directed forwards, but in Mammalia, and to some extent in Aves, it is directed backwards.
The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4) Francis Maitland Balfour

But I said my Aves and paters to our Blessed Lady most dutifully.
The Last of the Vikings John Bowling

It was ridiculous to sit astride a bough and say Paternosters and Aves.
The Altar Steps Compton MacKenzie

I will say two Paters and two Aves for you in my prayers to-night.
Christ in Flanders Honore de Balzac

plural noun
the class of vertebrates comprising the birds See bird (sense 1)
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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