from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An affirmative vote or voter: The ayes outnumber the nays on this issue.
- adv. Yes; yea: voted aye on the appropriations bill.
- adv. Always; ever: pledged their love for aye.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. ever, always
- interj. yes; yea; a word expressing assent, or an affirmative answer to a question.
- n. An affirmative vote; one who votes in the affirmative.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Yes; yea; -- a word expressing assent, or an affirmative answer to a question. It is much used in viva voce voting in legislative bodies, etc.
- n. An affirmative vote; one who votes in the affirmative
- adv. Always; ever; continually; for an indefinite time.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See ay.
- See ay.
- Yes; yea: a word expressing assent, or an affirmative answer to a question: opposed to no.
- Yes; yea; even so; truly: indicating assent to what has been said, and introducing a further or stronger statement.
- Indeed: suggesting slight surprise, interrogation, anger, or reproach, or simple attention, according to the mode of pronunciation.
- n. An affirmative answer or vote in deliberative bodies.
- n. See ey.
After all, the Aye-aye is more dangerous than the pygmy mouse lemur.
She stays up all night reading André Gide ( "Gide and I have attained such perfect intellectual communion," she writes, "that I experience the appropriate labor pains for every thought he gives birth to!"), uses the word aye unironically, and nearly wears the needle off her turntable playing Mozart records.
His argument seems to hang on the pronunciation of the word aye meaning ` yes. '
No pie-in-the-sky upside future of Major League Soccer, (which looks stupid simply seeing the words), lifts the 'aye'-voting hand as much as such threats as' knowing where you live 'or' holding your kid hostage. '
But I think I am no longer far from the gods; aye, that is the dwelling of Zeus, I perceive.
In 1985, by some sort of journalistic accident I was sent to Madagascar with Mark Carwardine to look for an almost extinct form of lemur called the aye-aye.
I studied how to persuade them that the Palatines had not joined with the English at all; that these words ja, ja, were not German but a rough English word, aye, aye, which is otherwise a good English word meaning yes, that is, ja.
Christoph von Graffenried's Account of the Founding of New Bern. Edited with an Historical Introduction and an English Translation by Vincent H. Todd, Ph.D. University of Illinois in Cooperation with Julius Goebel, Ph.D., Professor of Germanic Languages University of Illinois
For example, a Christian wrote to me about an animal called the aye-aye.
They love -- aye, that is sure -- but the money divides their hearts, and that is foolish.
"Aye, aye, that is very pretty talking -- but it won't do -- the Doctor is the man, I see."