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aux

[oh]
French.
  1. plural of au.
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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.
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au

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

aux.

or aux, auxil

  1. auxiliary; auxiliaries.
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aux-

  1. variant of auxo-, especially before a vowel: auxin.
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Examples from the Web for aux

Historical Examples of aux

  • 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 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


British Dictionary definitions for aux

au

the internet domain name for
  1. Australia
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Au

the chemical symbol for
  1. gold
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Word Origin for Au

from New Latin aurum

AU

abbreviation for
  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).

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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

  1. The symbol for the elementgold
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AU

abbr.
  1. auris utraque (each ear)
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aux in Science

Au

  1. The symbol for gold.
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AU

  1. Abbreviation of astronomical unit
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