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avo the smaller monetary unit of Macao. (Cf. pataca.)
avocado a pear-shaped edible tropical American fruit with a green or black skin, usu. eaten raw in salads or the like. [2 definitions]
avocation a secondary occupation, usu. one pursued for recreation; hobby.
avocet any of several shore birds with long legs, webbed feet, and a long, narrow, upturned beak.
avoid to keep away from or keep from happening, esp. by active effort. [2 definitions]
avoidable combined form of avoid.
avoidance the act of avoiding.
avoirdupois see avoirdupois weight. [2 definitions]
avoirdupois weight a system of weight based on a pound equal to sixteen ounces or to 453.59 grams.
avouch to affirm or state strongly; acknowledge. [3 definitions]
avow to assert or affirm. [2 definitions]
avowal an open declaration, acknowledgment, or admission.
avowed openly stated or freely declared or acknowledged.
avuncular of, concerning, or like an uncle; kind; benevolent.
aw used to express protest, displeasure, disbelief, or the like.
AWACS an aircraft fitted with a radome and carrying sophisticated radar and computer equipment, used for reconnaissance and for directing ground forces, or a warning system employing such aircraft (acronym for "Airborne Warning and Control System").
await to wait for; look forward to. [3 definitions]
awake to wake from sleep. [4 definitions]
awaken to wake from sleep. [2 definitions]
awakening emerging. [3 definitions]
award to present in recognition of superior qualities or performance; give as a prize. [4 definitions]