\ ˈī \
variants: or less commonly ay

Definition of aye 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: yes aye, aye, sir

aye

noun
\ ˈī \
variants: or less commonly ay
plural ayes

Definition of aye (Entry 2 of 3)

: an affirmative vote or voter the ayes have it

\ ˈā \
variants: or less commonly ay

Definition of aye (Entry 3 of 3)

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

First Known Use of aye

Adverb (1)

1576, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1589, in the meaning defined above

Adverb (2)

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aye

Adverb (1)

perhaps from Middle English ye, yie — more at yea

Adverb (2)

Middle English, from Old Norse ei; akin to Old English ā always, Latin aevum age, lifetime, Greek aiōn age

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Phrases Related to aye

the ayes have it

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The first known use of aye was in the 13th century

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aye

noun

English Language Learners Definition of aye

: a yes vote

aye

adverb
\ ˈī \

Kids Definition of aye

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: yes entry 1 sense 1 Aye, aye, sir.

aye

noun
\ ˈī \

Kids Definition of aye (Entry 2 of 2)

: a yes vote or voter The ayes outnumber the nays.

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