ava (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of kava
    • 1891, Robert Louis Stevenson, The Bottle Imp
      […] the schooners plying up the coast for wood and ava and bananas.

  • IPA: /ˈeɪvə/
Proper noun
  1. A female given name, a variant of Eva.
    • 1881 Mary E. Jackson: The Spy of Osawatomie; or, The Mysterious Companions of Old John Brown, W.S.Bryan 1881, page 57
      Ava Haynes, the oldest daughter, was a warm friend of Lillie Calhoun, whom she soon sought and led quickly into the conservatory.
    • 2004 Gayle Brandeis, The Book of Dead Birds: A Novel, HarperCollins, ISBN 0060528044, page 5
      My mother named me Ava because she liked how the English letters looked - the big A a beak pointed upward, the v a sharp slash of wings, the small a round and flat as a parrot's eye.
  2. A female given name, an anglicization of Aoife.
  3. A female given name, from a Germanic root *avi of uncertain meaning.
  4. A locale in US.
    1. A city in Illinois.
    2. A city/county seat in Douglas County, Missouri.
    3. An unincorporated community in Alabama.
    4. An unincorporated community in Arkansas.
    5. An unincorporated community in Ohio.
  • IPA: /ˈɑːvə/
Proper noun
  1. (historical) An abandoned city in central Burma, formerly the capital of the country.
  2. A town in New York, US.

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