Ave Maria

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A·ve Ma·ri·a

 (ä′vā mə-rē′ə)
n. Roman Catholic Church

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin Avē Maria.]

Ave Maria

(Roman Catholic Church) another name for Hail Mary
[C14: from Medieval Latin: hail, Mary!]

A•ve Ma•ri•a

(ˈɑ veɪ məˈri ə)
a prayer based on the salutation of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary and the words of Elizabeth to her, meaning “Hail Mary.”
Also called Hail Mary.
[1200–50; Middle English < Medieval Latin; see ave]

ave Maria

A Latin phrase meaning hail Mary, the opening words of a prayer to the Virgin Mary.
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Noun1.ave Maria - a salutation to the Virgin Mary now used in prayers to herAve Maria - a salutation to the Virgin Mary now used in prayers to her
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Then, again, from time to time, this mass of sublime noises opens and gives passage to the beats of the Ave Maria, which bursts forth and sparkles like an aigrette of stars.
On approaching the house of a stranger, it is usual to follow several little points of etiquette: riding up slowly to the door, the salutation of Ave Maria is given, and until somebody comes out and asks you to alight, it is not customary even to get off your horse: the formal answer of the owner is, "sin pecado concebida" -- that is, conceived without sin.
Amid the run-down tomato farms, he would transplant his Michigan-based Ave Maria University and develop an entire community by the same name, putting the church physically and spiritually at its center.
Ave Maria SC beat FC Siolim 3-0 in the final of the 2008 Amigos Super Cup at the Al Khuwayr sports ground, last week.
Internal turmoil at Ave Maria University evidenced by the firing and rehiring of Jesuit Fr.
95) for piano solo and vocal performances offers a time-honored selection of traditional favorites that includes Air (from 'Water Music Suite'); Ave Maria (from the 'First Prelude of Johann Sebastian Bach'); Ave Maria (Schubert); Bridal Chorus (from 'Lohengrin'); Canon in D; Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring; Liebestraum No.
Sorin Books is a division of Ave Maria Press, and it is disappointing that a Catholic publisher would distribute this book.
You won't be able to buy a Playboy or Hustler magazine in Ave Maria Town.
The couple's granddaughter Catherine Jenkins sang Ave Maria at the service, while members of the Cor Meibion Cwm Rhondda sang a rousing tribute to the day.
I have heard many - far too many - song birds belt out Ave Maria with varying degrees of success.
Holly Holyoake sang Ave Maria with Hayley Westenra at Llandudno's North Wales Theatre.
The old friends sang a version of Ave Maria at the concert in Pavarotti's home town of Modena, Italy.