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aye

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adverb \ˈā\

Definition of aye

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

Variants of aye

less commonly

ay

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


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aye

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adverb \ˈī\

Definition of aye

  1. :  yes <aye, aye, sir>

Variants of aye

less commonly

ay

Origin and Etymology of aye

perhaps from Middle English ye, yie — more at yea


First Known Use: 1576


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aye

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noun \ˈī\

Definition of aye

plural

ayes

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

1589

First Known Use of aye

1589

Variants of aye

less commonly

ay



AYE Defined for English Language Learners


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aye

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noun \ˈī\

Definition of aye for English Language Learners

  • : a yes vote


AYE Defined for Kids

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aye

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adverb \ˈī\

Definition of aye for Students

  1. :  1yes 1 <Aye, aye, sir.>


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aye

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noun \ˈī\

Definition of aye for Students

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



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