- (used as an exclamation of pain, surprise, pity, complaint, dislike, joy, etc., according to the manner of utterance.)
- in the year of the Hijra; since the Hijra (a.d. 622).
Origin of A.H.1
- occurring in a specific year of the Jewish calendar.
Origin of A.H.2
Related Words for ahexclamation, wow, amen, hello, alas, boo, hurrah, ahem, oh, whoopee, hooray, shucks, er, ouch, rah, ah, egad, golly, hey, huh
Examples from the Web for ah
Contemporary Examples of ah
Ah, gay Paree—the French capital has practically announced its own LGBT friendliness since the Belle Époque.The Ultimate LGBT Travel Bucket List
December 12, 2014
The man who would become the most influential fictionalist of the last half of the 20th century cried, “Ah, caramba!”Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else
October 24, 2014
Ah, yeah, when you said seminar I thought you attended some sort of corporate speech.Al Pacino Does What He Wants to Do: 'The Humbling,' Scorsese, and That 'Scarface' Remake
September 9, 2014
"Ah, that trip with Lance," he said, then glanced down, with those melancholy eyes.When I Met Robin Williams in Afghanistan
August 20, 2014
We have moments of self-reflection in our real lives where you think, “Ah, why did I do that?”Bryan Cranston on Walter White’s Future, Directing ‘Better Call Saul,’ and Hillary 2016
August 1, 2014
Historical Examples of ah
Ah, they are of their insignificance so loftily unconscious.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Ah, I remember the night I was converted, as if it were yesterday.
Ah, how much is done in the night when we sleep and know nothing!
It was a strange group in the gray of the new morning—ah, indeed, a new morning for them!
Ah, could I have descended, could I have come down, ere he fled!The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
- an exclamation expressing pleasure, pain, sympathy, etc, according to the intonation of the speaker
- anno Hegirae
Word Origin for AH
mid-15c., an expression of surprise, delight, disgust or pain in nearly all Indo-European languages, but not found in Old English (where the equivalent expression was la!), so perhaps from Old French a "ah!, oh! woe!"