Avaunt
Avaunt A*vaunt", v. t. & i. 1. To advance; to move forward; to elevate. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To depart; to move away. [Obs.] --Coverdale. [1913 Webster]


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  • Avaunt — A*vaunt , v. t. & i. [OF. avanter; [ a] (L. ad) + vanter. See {Vaunt}.] To vaunt; to boast. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Avaunt — A*vaunt , n. A vaunt; to boast. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Avaunt — A*vaunt ([.a]*v[add]nt or [.a]*v[aum]nt ), interj. [F. avant forward, fr. L. ab + ante before. Cf. {Avant}, {Advance}.] Begone; depart; a word of contempt or abhorrence, equivalent to the phrase Get thee gone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avaunt — interjection, late 15c., begone, lit. move on, from M.Fr. avant forward! (see AVANT (Cf. avant)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • avaunt — [ə vônt΄, əvänt′] interj. [ME < OFr avant, forward < LL abante < L ab, from + ante, before] Archaic begone; go away …   English World dictionary

  • avaunt — adverb Etymology: Middle English, literally, forward, from Anglo French avant, from Latin abante forward, before, from ab from + ante before more at of, ante Date: 15th century away, hence …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • avaunt — /euh vawnt , euh vahnt /, adv. Archaic. away; hence. [1275 1325; ME < MF avant to the front < LL ab ante before (L: from before). See AB , ANTE ] * * * …   Universalium

  • avaunt — adverb before; earlier …   Wiktionary

  • avaunt — away; hence Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • avaunt — interj. go away, leave (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

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