Ave Maria

(redirected from Ave Marias)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Ave Marias: Holy Mary

A·ve Ma·ri·a

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

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin Avē Maria.]

Ave Maria

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

A•ve Ma•ri•a

(ˈɑ veɪ məˈri ə)
n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Although people across the country chanted Ave Marias, hoping the cathedral would be saved, they did not shy from critiquing the big donations that poured in from France's richest individuals and companies.
Some gripping rosary beads sang Ave Marias and recited prayers.