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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 ?
Delightful inducements to embark, fine chance for promotion, it seems -- aye, a stove boat will make me an immortal by brevet.
Aye, aye, the parsonage is but a small one," said she, after the first ebullition of surprise and satisfaction was over, "and very likely MAY be out of repair; but to hear a man apologising, as I thought, for a house that to my knowledge has five sitting rooms on the ground-floor, and I think the housekeeper told me could make up fifteen beds
Aye, to him who will pay me in right money, would I sell them for twenty pieces of gold.
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.
We looked for'ard, we looked tull hus room, aye looked tull the engine-room, an' we looked along aft on the lower deck, and there he was, on both sides the cover to the steam-pipe runnun' tull the after-wunches.
In his mind's eye he saw its streets a thousand leagues long, aye, and longer; turnings that doubled earth's stormiest headlands or were the way to quiet inland ponds; cross-roads, taken one way, that led to flower-lands and summer seas, and that led the other way to bitter, ceaseless gales and the perilous bergs of the great west wind drift.
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?
The exhibition titled "Mansur Aye - A Retrospective of five decades" will showcase 50 of Aye's art pieces to honour the late artist.
Ali Aye Ligang is a traditional festival of Mishings, the second largest tribe of Assam.
There has been some muttering that Mohammad-Reza Bahonar, the second deputy speaker, pocketed some nay cards and substituted some aye cards from his pocket.
The aye aye is a kind of lemur that looks like a cross between a mouse and bat.
color) Aye Jaye of Sun Valley wears a red-and-white striped jacket when he does his magic.