- plural of au.
- auxiliary verb: used to represent a phrase structure constituent that may include such verbal elements as tense and mood markers as well as auxiliaries.
- to the; at the; with the.
or aux, auxil
- auxiliary; auxiliaries.
- variant of auxo-, especially before a vowel: auxin.
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
At each return of the thrilling invocation, “Aux armes, citoyens!”The Scalp Hunters
The Bishop was met at Pointe aux Trembles by the reception committee.McGill and its Story, 1821-1921
It was the same at Abbaye aux Bois, the convent where I was taught.The Crossing
I wish I could have seen you aux prises with her, Oldmeadow remarked.Adrienne Toner
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Word Origin for Au
- African Union
- Also: a.u. angstrom unit
- Also: a.u. astronomical unit
chemical symbol for "gold," from Latin aurum "gold" (see aureate).
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."
- The symbol for the elementgold
- auris utraque (each ear)
- The symbol for gold.
- Abbreviation of astronomical unit