- (used nominatively as the plural of thou especially in rhetorical, didactic, or poetic contexts, in addressing a group of persons or things): O ye of little faith; ye brooks and hills.
- (used nominatively for the second person singular, especially in polite address): Do ye not know me?
- (used objectively in the second person singular or plural): I have something to tell ye. Arise, the enemy is upon ye!
Origin of ye1
Other definitions for ye (2 of 2)
usage note for ye
How to use ye in a sentence
Because we all grew up initially thinking it was “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen.”Yes, I Like Christmas Music. Stop Laughing.|Michael Tomasky|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.11 Children Shot in Milwaukee, One in Her Grandpa's Lap|Michael Daly|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ye documented the instance in photos, which soon surfaced online.The Agony and the Ecstasy of Ai Weiwei|Justin Jones|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
He set down as the second the golden rule, “Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so to them.”The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
By a voice he saith: Hear me, ye divine offspring, and bud forth as the rose planted by the brooks of waters.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Decide about it, ye that are learned in the ethnographic distinctions of our race—but heaven defend us from the Bourbonnaises!
"I've brought ye thet Injun I wuz tellin' ye uv," she said, with a wave of her hand toward Alessandro.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly of heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway