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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.
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