What does AVE mean?

Definitions for AVEˈɑ veɪ, ˈeɪ vi

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word AVE.


  1. ave(Noun)


  2. ave(Noun)

    Refers to an Ave Maria.

  3. ave(Noun)

    A reverential salutation.

  4. ave(Noun)


  5. Origin: A representation of the pronunciation of have by a speaker whose dialect lacks the voiceless glottal fricative or transition ([h]).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ave(noun)

    an ave Maria

  2. Ave(noun)

    a reverential salutation

  3. Origin: [L., hail.]


  1. AVE

    Alta Velocidad Española is a service of high-speed rail in Spain operated by RENFE, the Spanish national railway company, at speeds of up to 310 km/h. The name is literally translated from Spanish Alta Velocidad Española, but its initials are also a play on the word ave, meaning "bird". As of December 2011, the Spanish AVE system is the longest HSR network in Europe with 2,144 km and the third in the world, after China and Japan. AVE trains run on a network of high-speed rail track owned and managed by Adif, where other High and Mid speed services also operate. The first line was opened in 1992, connecting the cities of Madrid, Córdoba and Seville. Unlike the rest of the Spanish broad gauge network, the AVE uses standard gauge, permitting direct connections outside Spain. Although AVE trains are operated by RENFE, private companies may be allowed to operate trains in the future using other brands, in accordance with European Union legislation. Some TGV-derived trains do run on the broad-gauge network at slower speeds, and these are branded separately as Euromed. On the line from Madrid to Seville, the service guarantees arrival within five minutes of the advertised time, and offers a full refund if the train is delayed further, although only 0.16% of trains have been so. In this regard, the punctuality of the AVE is exceptional compared to other non-long-distance RENFE services. On other AVE lines, this punctuality promise is more lax. A possible reason for this is that AVE services slow down to 200 km/h for the Sierra Morena section of the journey, because of the tight curves, and 250 km/h for the Córdoba-Seville section, possibly on account of medium-speed services running on the line, meaning that they have an easy means of recovering lost time if held up earlier in the journey.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ave

    ā′vē, interj. and n. be well or happy: hail, an address or prayer to the Virgin Mary: in full, Ave Marī′a.—Ave Maria, or Ave Mary, the Hail Mary, or angelic salutation (Luke, i. 28). [L. avēre, to be well or propitious. See Angelus.]

Suggested Resources

  1. AVE

    What does AVE stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the AVE acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of AVE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of AVE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Ave Dolce Vita, Rex Regum! Hail Sweet Life, King of Kings! We love you and we believe in you!

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Las personas de éxito siempre se levantan de las cenizas de sus fracasos como ave fénix proverbial. La clave del éxito es no dejar de fumar, incluso en la cara de la adversidad y desafíos.

  3. Sally Yates:

    The FBI's reputation is not in 'tatters.' It's composed of the same dedicated men and women who have always worked there and do a great, apolitical job. You'll find integrity and honesty at FBI headquarters and not at 1600 Penn Ave right now.

Images & Illustrations of AVE


Translations for AVE

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for AVE »


Find a translation for the AVE definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these AVE definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"AVE." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 24 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/AVE>.

Are we missing a good definition for AVE? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for AVE:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.