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Webster 1913 Edition


Ava


A′va

,
Noun.
Same as
Kava
.
Johnston.

Definition 2021


Ava

Ava

See also: ava, avá, āva, -ava, 'ava, and åvå

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈeɪvə/
  • Rhymes: -eɪvə

Proper noun

Ava

  1. A female given name. Popular in the 2000s in all English-speaking countries.
    • 1881 Mary E. Jackson: The Spy of Osawatomie; or, The Mysterious Companions of Old John Brown, W.S.Bryan 1881, page 57
      Ava Haynes, the oldest daughter, was a warm friend of Lillie Calhoun, whom she soon sought and led quickly into the conservatory.
    • 2004 Gayle Brandeis, The Book of Dead Birds: A Novel, HarperCollins, ISBN 0060528044, page 5
      My mother named me Ava because she liked how the English letters looked - the big A a beak pointed upward, the v a sharp slash of wings, the small a round and flat as a parrot's eye.
  2. A city in Illinois.
  3. A city in Missouri.
  4. A town in New York.
  5. An unincorporated community in Ohio.

Etymology 2

From Portuguese, from the Upper Burmese pronunciation of အင်းဝ (ang:wa.) (/ʔəwa̰/).

Alternative forms

  • Inwa

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑːvə/

Proper noun

Ava

  1. (historical) An abandoned city in central Burma, formerly the capital of the country.

ava

ava

See also: Ava, āva, avá, åvå, -ava, and 'ava

English

Noun

ava (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of kava
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnston to this entry?)
    • 1891, Robert Louis Stevenson, The Bottle Imp
      [] the schooners plying up the coast for wood and ava and bananas.

Estonian

Etymology

Derived from avama (to open).

Noun

ava (genitive ava, partitive ava)

  1. hole, opening

Inflection

Derived terms

Related terms

Verb

ava

  1. Second-person singular imperative form of avama.

Guaraní

Noun

ava

  1. man

Italian

Etymology

From Latin ava.

Noun

ava f (plural ave) feminine of avo

  1. female ancestor

Latin

Etymology

Cf. avia. From the feminine of avus.

Pronunciation

Noun

ava f (genitive avae); first declension

  1. grandmother
  2. old wives' tale

Inflection

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ava avae
genitive avae avārum
dative avae avīs
accusative avam avās
ablative avā avīs
vocative ava avae

Descendants

References


Portuguese

Interjection

ava

  1. (Internet slang) Alternative form of ah, vá

Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Puter) aua
  • (Puter) ova

Etymology

From Latin aqua, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂.

Noun

ava f

  1. (Surmiran) water

Derived terms


Samoan

Noun

ava

  1. passage through a coral reef for boats

Scots

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [əˈvɑː], [əˈvɔː], [əˈvaː]

Adverb

ava (not comparable)

  1. at all
  2. without stopping
  3. of all

Derived terms


Spanish

Noun

ava m, f (plural ava)

  1. Ava (denomination of Guaraní)

Swedish

Etymology

Short for avannonsera

Verb

ava

  1. (radio, slang) to announce a song or radio program at its end

Conjugation

Antonyms

  • påa

Tolai

Alternative forms

  • avat (when not preceding a verb)

Pronoun

ava

  1. Second-person plural pronoun: you (many)

Declension



Turkish

Noun

ava

  1. dative singular of av

Venetian

Etymology

Ultimately from Latin apis.

Noun

ava f (plural ave)

  1. bee