Definition of Ave Maria

1. Noun. A salutation to the Virgin Mary now used in prayers to her.

Exact synonyms: Hail Mary
Generic synonyms: Prayer



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ave Maria

Auvergne
Auvergnese
Av
Av.
Ava
Avahi
Avahi laniger
Avalogoli
Avalokiteshvara
Avalokitesvara
Avalon
Avar
Avaric
Avars
Avator
Ave Maria (current term)
Avellino
Avellis
Avellis' syndrome
Avena barbata
Avena fatua
Avena sativa
Avene sterilis
Aventine
Aventines
Averell Harriman
Averil
Avernal
Averni
Avernian

Literary usage of Ave Maria

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1877)
"Ave Maria. A BRETON LEGEND. IN the ages of faith, before the day When men were too proud to weep or pray, There stood i:ia red-roofed Breton town Snugly ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"What is certain is that an Ave Maria identical with our own, except for the ... The official recognition of the Ave Maria in its complete One or two other ..."

3. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... to tell, Ave Maria, &c. But be ytte ne sed bie elde or ... He son^e to the nones and iras poren agen With Ave Maria, &c. DIALOGUE BETWEEN MASTER PHILPOT ..."

4. Gentleman's Magazine Library edited by George Laurence Gomme, Frank Alexander Milne, Lady A C Bickley, Mrs Alice Bertha Merck Gomme (1904)
"Ave Maria LANE. In digging for a foundation, in order to shore up a wall at a house in Ave Maria Lane, the workmen discovered in the cellar an oblong piece ..."

5. The Poetical Works of Thomas Chatterton: With Notices of His Life, History by Thomas Chatterton (1842)
"Ave Maria, Jesu Maria. ... to tell; Ave Maria, &c. But be ytte ne sed bie Elde or ... to the Nones and was poren agen V'ith Ave Maria, &c. ..."

6. An apology for the Bible, in a series of letters addressed to T. Paine by Richard Watson (1808)
"RINTED FOR SCATCHERD AND LETTERMAN, , Ave Maria LANE, LONDON. A COMPANION TO THE ALTAR; showing the Nature and ..."

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