5 letter word starting with av

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
avail verb t. To turn to the advantage of; to be of service to; to profit; to benefit; to help; as, artifices will not avail the sinner in the day of judgment., To promote; to assist., To be of use or advantage; to answer the purpose; to have strength, force, or efficacy sufficient to accomplish the object; as, the plea in bar must avail, that is, be sufficient to defeat the suit; this scheme will not avail; medicines will not avail to check the disease., Profit; advantage toward success; benefit; value; as, labor, without economy, is of little avail., Proceeds; as, the avails of a sale by auction., See Avale, v.
avale verb t. & i. To cause to descend; to lower; to let fall; to doff., To bring low; to abase., To descend; to fall; to dismount.
avant noun The front of an army. [Obs.] See Van.
avast adjective Cease; stop; stay.
avena noun A genus of grasses, including the common oat (Avena sativa); the oat grasses.
avens noun A plant of the genus Geum, esp. Geum urbanum, or herb bennet.
avert noun To turn aside, or away; as, to avert the eyes from an object; to ward off, or prevent, the occurrence or effects of; as, how can the danger be averted? “To avert his ire.”, To turn away.
avian adjective Of or instrument to birds.
avile verb t. To abase or debase; to vilify; to depreciate.
avise verb t. To look at; to view; to think of., To advise; to counsel., To consider; to reflect.
aviso noun Information; advice., An advice boat, or dispatch boat.
avoid adjective To empty., To emit or throw out; to void; as, to avoid excretions., To quit or evacuate; to withdraw from., To make void; to annul or vacate; to refute., To keep away from; to keep clear of; to endeavor no to meet; to shun; to abstain from; as, to avoid the company of gamesters., To get rid of., To defeat or evade; to invalidate. Thus, in a replication, the plaintiff may deny the defendant’s plea, or confess it, and avoid it by stating new matter., To retire; to withdraw., To become void or vacant.
avoke verb t. To call from or back again.