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aye

adverb \ ˈī \
variants: or less commonly ay

Definition of aye

: yes
  • aye, aye, sir

Origin and Etymology of aye

perhaps from Middle English ye, yie — more at yea


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aye

noun \ ˈī \
variants: or less commonly ay

Definition of aye

plural ayes
: an affirmative vote or voter
  • the ayes have it

First Known Use of aye

1589

in the meaning defined above

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aye

adverb \ ˈā \
variants: or less commonly ay

Definition of aye

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

Origin and Etymology of aye

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



AYE Defined for English Language Learners

aye

Definition of aye for English Language Learners

  • : a yes vote


AYE Defined for Kids

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aye

adverb \ ˈī \

Definition of aye for Students

: 1yes 1
  • Aye, aye, sir.

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aye

noun \ ˈī \

Definition of aye for Students

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


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