THE OPEN DICTIONARY
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av (abbreviation) : avatar
Submitted by: Jeff Phares from California on Aug. 31, 2012 03:06
avail (noun) : availability : an occasion where questions may be asked of a prominent person by the press
The tensions came to a head in Warsaw today when reporters, increasingly aware that there would be no end-of-tour press avail with the candidate, began shouting questions at Romney as he walked back to his vehicle from a wreath-laying at their Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. —Dylan Byers, Politico.com, July 31, 2012
Submitted by: Anonymous on Jul. 31, 2012 14:15
Availment (noun) : commonly used noun form of the verb avail.
Submitted by: Palabay, R. A. from Philippines on Aug. 26, 2007 22:14
avantgaudy (adjective) : Avant guard in a fasshion or design that is so excessive as to be gaudy.
The dresses in the soho windows were avantgaudy.
Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 09, 2006 00:28
(noun) : a small picture often associated with a person's identification on a chat room, online forum, or instant messaging
Jim's avatar on the instant message featured his self-portrait.
Submitted by: Schlockading from Texas on May. 08, 2006 23:43
(noun) : one who controls all elements
capture the avatar.
Submitted by: Anonymous on Nov. 27, 2005 00:18
average joe (noun) : a common person; a person who doesn't typically have superior qualities that one does not perceive in society
Compared to a celebrity, an "average joe" doesn't have that much fame or fortune.
Submitted by: Jonny from New York on Jul. 11, 2006 03:02
Avianitarian (noun) : Avianitarian is the person performing all of the following acts on Exotic Birds: 1. Propagator of exotic birds 2.Avicultural medical practice 3.Artificial incubation and hatching 4.Hand feeder, management in avian nursery 5.Bird data implementation program 6. Management in aviary and quarantine 7.Dietary and nutritional
Certified Avianitarian Professional —Cherane Pefley, avianitarian.org, 10/2000
Submitted by: Cherane Pefley, Avianitarian from Florida on Feb. 22, 2007 08:45
avidominosis (noun) : [Latin videre, to see + avitaminosis, vitamins deficiency] the deficiency of visual impressions, hunger for new sights, landscapes, shows, spectacles, films, visual art, etc.
Because of my armchair way of life in the last months I've developed an avidominosis. —Mikhail Epstein, March 30, 2008
Submitted by: Mikhail Epstein from Georgia Us on Mar. 30, 2008 15:13
avinthress (verb) : a deep sadness caused by long waiting; weeping
my heart is aventhressed, until now she never returns. —Bryan Jamora, self discovery, January 21, 2006
Submitted by: bryan or brix from Philippines on Jan. 20, 2006 20:33
avioentomophobia (noun) : fear of flying insects
I have avioentomophobia, any time I see a fly I run far away from it.
Submitted by: Sandia from California on Oct. 08, 2007 22:12
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