English dictionary


avail |əˈveɪl| — a means of serving

availability |əˌveɪləˈbɪləti| — 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 |ˌævɑ̃ː ˈɡɑːrd| — 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

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

avenge |əˈvendʒ| — take revenge for a perceived wrong

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

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

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

aversion |əˈvɜːrʒn| — a feeling of intense dislike

aversive |əˈvɝːsɪv| — tending to repel or dissuade

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

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

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

avian |ˈeɪviən| — pertaining to or characteristic of birds

aviary |ˈeɪvieri| — a building where birds are kept

aviate |ˈeɪviːˌeɪt| — operate an airplane

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

aviator |ˈeɪvieɪtər| — someone who operates an aircraft

aviatress  — a woman aviator

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

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

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

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

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

avocation |ˌævoʊˈkeɪʃn| — 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 |əˈvaʊɪdli| — 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