- ayer, sir alfred jules,
- ayers rock,
- ayerza's disease
Origin of aye1
Examples from the Web for aye
“Aye,” his father said—the last thing he would ever say to him.
“Aye ready;” and arm-in-arm we raced into the dining-room, scandalizing the servants.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But, as Ritchie recalled, he lifted an arm and pointed to one of his eyes, thus letting all know that he was voting “aye.”Why Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Leave of Absence Was Allowed|James Warren|November 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Oh, aye,” Savile responded: “How do they know whether I am or not?Jimmy Savile Sex-Abuse Scandal Taints Entire Era in Britain|Peter Jukes|October 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
That Tut accomplished all this before his 12th birthday suggests Aye was the power behind the throne.
Aye, better nor yesterday mornin; Ill be gettin well, Annie, is it not so?Through Welsh Doorways|Jeannette Augustus Marks
I have never been a flirting man, for which I may thank my father and mother, who aye were leal and true.A Romance of Toronto|Annie Gregg Savigny
Wouldn't Monsey sing summat and fiddle to it too; aye, that he would, Mattha knew reet weel.The Shadow of a Crime|Hall Caine
Oh, aye; the Indians were smart when they named him the Snow-Burner.The Snow-Burner|Henry Oyen
"It's been broken so often, and aye mended again," said the girl.A Widow's Tale and Other Stories|Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
- an expression of compliance, esp used by seamen
- British an expression of amused surprise, esp at encountering something that confirms one's suspicions, expectations, etc
- a person who votes in the affirmative
- an affirmative vote
Word Origin for aye
Word Origin for aye
"always, ever," c.1200, from Old Norse ei "ever" (cognate with Old English a "always, ever"), from PIE *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity" (cf. Greek aion "age, eternity," Latin aevum "space of time;" see eon).