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avast


avast


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Avast  \A*vast"\,  interj.  [Corrupted  from  D.  houd  vast  hold  fast 
  See  {Hold},  v.  t.,  and  {Fast},  a.]  (Naut.) 
  Cease;  stop;  stay.  ``Avast  heaving.''  --Totten.