Other definitions for ae (2 of 9)
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)
Other definitions for ae- (4 of 9)
for words with initial ae-, see their variant spelling with initial e-.
Other definitions for æ (5 of 9)
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)
pen name of George William Russell.
Other definitions for ae. (7 of 9)
at the age of; aged.
Other definitions for a.e. (8 of 9)
Mathematics. almost everywhere.
Other definitions for A.E. (9 of 9)
Associate in Education.
Associate in Engineering.
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How to use ae in a sentence
Because Duck Dynasty receives monster TV ratings and Robertson paid by a company (A&E) while making these public statements.Butts, Brawls, and Bill Cosby: The Biggest Celebrity Scandals of 2014 | Kevin Fallon | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A Change.org petition asking A&E to drop the show is already making the rounds online.To Catch a Sex Worker: A&E’s Awful, Exploitative Ambush Show | Samantha Allen | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
CNN did the helpful translation for us, though: Duck Dynasty was simply too profitable for A&E to halt filming.Phil Robertson’s Despicable AIDS Argument Should Be the Last Straw | Kevin Fallon | September 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Scientists extract complete Neanderthal genome from fossil—97 percent match to A&E programming.Up to a Point: 2013 in Review and Predictions for 2014 | P. J. O’Rourke | January 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On Friday, A&E announced that it would welcome Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson back into the fold.Why the ‘Duck Dynasty’ Controversy Could Hurt Democrats | Keli Goff | December 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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)
United Arab Emirates
British Dictionary definitions for ae (2 of 5)
Scot one; a single
British Dictionary definitions for æ (3 of 5)
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
a ligature used in Old and early Middle English to represent the vowel sound of a in cat
a ligature used in modern phonetic transcription also representing the vowel sound a in cat
British Dictionary definitions for ae. (4 of 5)
British Dictionary definitions for A.E. (5 of 5)
the pen name of (George William) Russell
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