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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]
awardable combined form of award.
aware knowing or mindful; conscious (usu. fol. by of).
awareness the state or condition of being aware.
awash swept or covered by waves or water; flooded. [4 definitions]
away in or to another direction. [7 definitions]
awe a very strong feeling of wonder, reverence, or fear, caused by something grand or powerful. [2 definitions]
aweigh in nautical terminology, not quite touching the bottom of a body of water (used of an anchor).