adverb \ˈā\

Definition of AYE

:  always, continually, ever <love that will aye endure — W. S. Gilbert>

Variants of AYE

aye also ay \ˈā\

Origin of AYE

Middle English, from Old Norse ei; akin to Old English ā always, Latin aevum age, lifetime, Greek aiōn age
First Known Use: 13th century


adverb \ˈī\

Definition of AYE

:  yes <aye, aye, sir>

Variants of AYE

aye also ay \ˈī\

Origin of AYE

perhaps from Middle English ye, yie — more at yea
First Known Use: 1576

Rhymes with AYE


noun \ˈī\

: a yes vote

plural ayes

Full Definition of AYE

:  an affirmative vote or voter <the ayes have it>

Variants of AYE

aye also ay \ˈī\

First Known Use of AYE



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