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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.
avulsion the act of pulling or tearing away due to force.
avuncular of, concerning, or like an uncle; kind; benevolent.
aw (informal) used to express protest, displeasure, disbelief, sympathy, 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 (someone or something) from sleep; awaken. [6 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]