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
“This is so disastrous—this is the biggest show ae has ever had,” says Page.Why Reality Stars Like Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Can’t Be Real | Tricia Romano | December 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
ae thing is one thing, the word's oldish and Scottish; AG means agriculture, the word's academic and oddish.National Scrabble Day: A Poem So You’ll Know All 101 Two-Letter Words | David Bukszpan | April 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The two-part TV-movie, starring Pierce Brosnan, premiered on ae last year.Remedial Reader: The Essential Stephen King Back List | Jessica Ferri | April 25, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
We maun get another subsidy frae the Commons, and that will make ae compting of it.The Fortunes of Nigel | Sir Walter Scott
He was careful and troubled for mony things besides the ae thing needful.Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4) | Various
It was an unco thing to see hawks pike out hawks' een, or ae kindly Scot cheat anither.The Proverbs of Scotland | Alexander Hislop
The German long e is represented by , oe, ae, and in Slavic and Hebrew words also by ee.
One conclusive indication of its early date is given by the position in the pantheon of ae and Bêl.The Astronomy of the Bible | E. Walter Maunder
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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