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aye 1

also ay  (ī)
n.
An affirmative vote or voter: The ayes outnumber the nays on this issue.
adv.
Yes; yea: voted aye on the appropriations bill.

[Perhaps from Middle English *ayye : ay, always; see aye2 + ye, yes; see yea.]

aye 2

also ay  (ā)
adv.
Archaic Always; ever: pledged their love for aye.

[Middle English ai, from Old Norse ei; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.]

aye

() or

ay

sentence substitute
1. yes: archaic or dialectal except in voting by voice
2. (Nautical Terms) an expression of compliance, esp used by seamen
3. Brit an expression of amused surprise, esp at encountering something that confirms one's suspicions, expectations, etc
n
a. a person who votes in the affirmative
b. an affirmative vote
[C16: probably from pronoun I, expressing assent]

aye

(əɪ)
adv
Scot always; still
[Old Norse ei ever; Old English ā; compare Latin aevum an age, Greek aion aeon, aiei ever, always]

aye1

(aɪ)

adv.
1. yes.
n.
2. an affirmative vote or voter.
[1570–80; earlier sp. I; of uncertain orig.]

aye2

(eɪ)

adv.
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aye

also ay
noun
An affirmative vote or voter:
adverb
Translations

aye

1 [aɪ]
A. ADV (esp Scot, N. Engl) →
aye, aye sir!sí, mi capitán
B. Nm
to vote ayevotar
the ayes have itse ha aprobado la moción
there were 50 ayes and 3 noesvotaron 50 a favor y 3 en contra

aye

2 (o.f.) [eɪ] ADV for ever and aye (Scot) → por siempre jamás

aye

[ˈaɪ]
excl (British) (= yes) → oui
n
the ayes → les oui

aye

adv (old, Scot) → immer

aye

ay [aɪ]
1. excl (esp Scot) (yes) →
2. nvoto favorevole

ay

, aye
adv. sí, claro, desde luego, seguramente.
References in classic literature ?
Aye, aye, sir," he said and he began to stand up quite straight.
Seth looked a little conscious, and began to be slower in his preparations for going, but Mum Taft broke silence, and said, "Aye, aye, Adam lad, ye talk like a young un.
A brute insidious, plundering, grovelling, That aye must lie, That wittingly, wilfully, aye must lie: For booty lusting, Motley masked, Self-hidden, shrouded, Himself his booty- HE--of truth the wooer?
Aye, the Pequod --that ship there, he said, drawing back his whole arm, and then rapidly shoving it straight out from him, with the fixed bayonet of his pointed finger darted full at the object.
Aye, among some of us old sailor chaps, he goes by that name.
But hows'ever, mayhap, ye've heard tell about the leg, and how he lost it; aye, ye have heard of that, I dare say.
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Oo Hla Saw, an Arakan National Party lawmaker, said the dismissal of township-level party official Aung Than Wai was likely one reason that Aye Maung decided to cut ties with the Arakan National Party.
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That when tha cuts rate on in It makes a real crunchy din Aye, a Yorkshire it is, I'll be barned.
The release of Aye Tha Aung comes just days ahead of a two-day visit to Yangon by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, set to begin Sunday, and follows on the heels of Suu Kyi insistence earlier this month that all political prisoners must be released ''speedily and unconditionally.
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