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1. An expression of greeting or farewell.
2. Ave Roman Catholic Church Ave Maria.
[Middle English, from Latin avē.]
welcome or farewell
2. (Roman Catholic Church) the time for the Angelus to be recited, so called because of the threefold repetition of the Ave Maria in this devotion
3. (Roman Catholic Church) the beads of the rosary used to count the number of Ave Marias said
[C13: from Latin: hail!]
(Human Geography) avenue
a•ve(ˈɑ veɪ, ˈeɪ vi)
1. hail; welcome.
2. farewell; good-bye.n.
3. the salutation “ave.”
4. (cap.) Ave Maria.
[1200–50; Middle English < Latin: imperative 2nd singular of avēre to be well, fare well]