[ ey ]

  1. one.

Origin of ae

Middle English (Scots ) ā-,Old English ānone; cf. a1

Other definitions for ae (2 of 9)


  1. a digraph or ligature appearing in Latin and Latinized Greek words. In English words of Latin or Greek origin, ae is now usually represented by e, except generally in proper names (Caesar), in words belonging to Roman or Greek antiquities (aegis), and in modern words of scientific or technical use (aecium).

Other definitions for AE (3 of 9)


  1. account executive.

  1. American English.

Other definitions for ae- (4 of 9)


  1. for words with initial ae-, see their variant spelling with initial e-.

Other definitions for æ (5 of 9)


  1. the ash, an early English ligature representing a vowel sound like that of a in modern bad. The long ǣ continued in use until about 1250, but was finally replaced by e. The short æ was given up by 1150, being replaced usually by a but sometimes by e.

Other definitions for Æ (6 of 9)


  1. pen name of George William Russell.

Other definitions for ae. (7 of 9)


  1. at the age of; aged.

Origin of ae.

From the Latin word aetātis

Other definitions for a.e. (8 of 9)


  1. Mathematics. almost everywhere.

Other definitions for A.E. (9 of 9)


  1. Agricultural Engineer.

  2. Associate in Education.

  1. Associate in Engineering. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use ae in a sentence

  • Now then, tell me frankly, doesn't that remind you of A. E. Barrett entering his studio?

    Once a Week | Alan Alexander Milne
  • What do you think really of that hermetic crowd, the opal hush poets: A. E. the mastermystic?

    Ulysses | James Joyce
  • The head has brains in it, if the owner has any, replied the boy; the stomach has bowels; they are five—a-e-i-o-u.

    The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 | Augustus J. C. Hare
  • Therefore, verte and duermes assonate in e-e; baile and parte assonate in a-e.

    Legends, Tales and Poems | Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
  • Any combination therefore in (α) lacking the factors A-E will be paralleled by any combination in (β) lacking the factors I-M.

    Mimicry in Butterflies | Reginald Crundall Punnett

British Dictionary definitions for ae (1 of 5)


the internet domain name for
  1. United Arab Emirates

British Dictionary definitions for ae (2 of 5)



/ (e) /

  1. Scot one; a single

Origin of ae

from Old English ān

British Dictionary definitions for æ (3 of 5)


  1. a digraph in Latin representing either a native diphthong, as in æquus, or a Greek αι (ai) in Latinized spellings, as in æschylus : now usually written ae, or e in some words, such as demon

  2. a ligature used in Old and early Middle English to represent the vowel sound of a in cat

  1. a ligature used in modern phonetic transcription also representing the vowel sound a in cat

British Dictionary definitions for ae. (4 of 5)


abbreviation for
  1. aetatis

Origin of ae.

Latin: at the age of; aged

British Dictionary definitions for A.E. (5 of 5)


  1. the pen name of (George William) Russell

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