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aye

play play
adverb \ˈī\
variants: or less commonly

ay

Definition of aye

  1. :  yes aye, aye, sir

Origin and Etymology of aye

perhaps from Middle English ye, yie — more at yea


First Known Use: 1576


2

aye

play
noun \ˈī\
variants: or less commonly

ay

Definition of aye

plural

ayes

  1. :  an affirmative vote or voter the ayes have it

1589

First Known Use of aye

1589


3

aye

play play
adverb \ˈā\
variants: or less commonly

ay

Definition of aye

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 13th century



AYE Defined for English Language Learners

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aye

play play
adverb \ˈā\

Definition of aye for English Language Learners

  • : a yes vote


AYE Defined for Kids

1

aye

play
adverb \ˈī\

Definition of aye for Students

  1. :  1yes 1 Aye, aye, sir.


2

aye

play
noun \ˈī\

Definition of aye for Students

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



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