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aux

[oh] /oʊ/
French.
1.
plural of au.

AUX

or Aux

Linguistics.
1.
auxiliary verb: used to represent a phrase structure constituent that may include such verbal elements as tense and mood markers as well as auxiliaries.

au

[oh] /oʊ/
plural aux
[oh] /oʊ/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
to the; at the; with the.
Compare à la.

aux.

or aux, auxil

1.
auxiliary; auxiliaries.

aux-

1.
variant of auxo-, especially before a vowel:
auxin.
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Examples from the Web for aux
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  • We might have him boiled in the March aux Pourceaux, before he would say anything.

    Notre-Dame de Paris Victor Hugo
  • At each return of the thrilling invocation, “aux armes, citoyens!”

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid
  • The Bishop was met at Pointe aux Trembles by the reception committee.

  • It was the same at Abbaye aux Bois, the convent where I was taught.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • I wish I could have seen you aux prises with her, Oldmeadow remarked.

    Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • We lived on the island of the aux Coudres, far up there at Quebec.

    Romany of the Snows Gilbert Parker
  • It took place in the chapel of the old and quaint Abbaye aux Bois.

  • “He heard some one say it to that parrot in Port aux Pins,” explained Eve.

    Jupiter Lights Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • "Don't, my dear child," soothed aux Cayes, patting her shoulder gently.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • Robert Blaize said you were the prettiest girl in Balne aux Bois.

    A Round Dozen Susan Coolidge
British Dictionary definitions for aux

au

abbreviation
1.
Australia

Au

Chemical symbol
1.
gold
Word Origin
from New Latin aurum

AU

abbreviation
1.
African Union
2.
Also a.u.. angstrom unit
3.
Also a.u.. astronomical unit
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Word Origin and History for aux

Au

chemical symbol for "gold," from Latin aurum "gold" (see aureate).

au

French, "at the, to the," from Old French al, contraction of a le, with -l- softened to -u-, as also poudre from pulverem, chaud from calidus, etc. Used in many expressions in cookery, etc., which have crossed the Channel since 18c., e.g. au contraire, literally "on the contrary;" au gratin, literally "with scrapings;" au jus, literally "with the juice."

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aux in Medicine

Au
The symbol for the element gold.

AU abbr.
Latin auris utraque (each ear)

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aux in Science
Au  
The symbol for gold.
AU  
Abbreviation of astronomical unit
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