English dictionary


avail |əˈveɪl| — a means of serving

availability |əˌveɪləˈbɪlətɪ| — the quality of being at hand when needed

available |əˈveɪləbl| — not busy; not otherwise committed

avalanche |ˈævəlæntʃ| — a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain

avant-garde |əˈvənt ɡɑːd| — any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)

avarice |ˈævərɪs| — reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)

avaricious |ˌævəˈrɪʃəs| — immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

avast |əˈvæst| — (nautical) hold fast!; desist!; stay!.

avatar |ˈævətɑːr| — a new personification of a familiar idea

avenge |əˈvendʒ| — take revenge for a perceived wrong

avengeful |əˈvendʒfʊl| — (obsolete) vengeful

avenger |əˈvendʒər| — someone who takes vengeance

avenue |ˈævənuː| — a line of approach

aver |əˈvɜːr| — report or maintain

average |ˈævərɪdʒ| — a statistic describing the location of a distribution

average out |ˈævərɪdʒ ˈaʊt| — compute the average of

averaged |ˈævrɪdʒd| — simple past tense and past participle of average

averment |əˈvərmənt| — a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)

averruncator |ˌævəˈrʌŋkeɪtə| — An instrument for pruning trees, consisting of two blades, or a blade and a hook, fixed on the end of a long rod.

averse |əˈvɜːrs| — (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed

aversion |əˈvɜːrʒn| — a feeling of intense dislike

aversive |əˈvɜːsɪv| — tending to repel or dissuade

avert |əˈvɜːrt| — prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

avertable |əˈvɜːtəbl| — capable of being avoided or warded off

averted |əˈvɜːtəd| — Turned away, especially as an expression of feeling; also, offended; unpropitious.

avertible |əˈvɜːtəbl| — capable of being avoided or warded off

avian |ˈeɪvɪən| — pertaining to or characteristic of birds

aviarist  — A person who keeps an aviary

aviary |ˈeɪvɪerɪ| — a building where birds are kept

aviate |ˈeɪviːˌeɪt| — operate an airplane

aviation |ˌeɪvɪˈeɪʃn| — the aggregation of a country's military aircraft

aviator |ˈeɪvɪeɪtər| — someone who operates an aircraft

aviatress  — a woman aviator

aviculture |ˈeɪvɪkʌltʃər| — The rearing and care of birds.

avid |ˈævɪd| — (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous

avidity |əˈvɪdətɪ| — a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something

avifauna |ˌeɪvəˈfɔːnə| — the birds of a particular region or period

aviso |əˈvaɪzəʊ| — information; advice; intelligence.

avitaminosis |eɪˌvɪtəmɪˈnəʊsɪs| — any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins

avocado |ˌævəˈkɑːdəʊ| — a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed

avocation |ˌævəʊˈkeɪʃn| — an auxiliary activity

avocational  — of or involved in an avocation

avoid |əˈvɔɪd| — stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

avoidable |əˈvɔɪdəbl| — capable of being avoided or warded off

avoidance |əˈvɔɪdəns| — deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening

avoirdupois |ˌævərdəˈpɔɪz| — a system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains)

avouch |əˈvaʊtʃ| — admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about

avow |əˈvaʊ| — to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

avowal |əˈvaʊəl| — a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something

avowed |əˈvaʊd| — openly declared as such

avowedly |əˈvaʊɪdlɪ| — by open declaration

avulsion |əˈvʌlʃən| — an abrupt change in the course of a stream that forms the boundary between two parcels of land resulting in the loss of part of the land of one landowner and a consequent increase in the land of another

avuncular |əˈvʌŋkjələr| — resembling a uncle in kindness or indulgence

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