- (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
Definition for ye (2 of 3)
definite article Archaic.
usage note for ye
Definition for ye (3 of 3)
pronoun, singular, nominative thou; possessive thy or thine; objective thee; plural, nominative you or ye; possessive your or yours; objective you or ye.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of thou1
Examples from the Web for ye
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.
And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.The Story of Noah's Ark From the Bible’s Book of Genesis|The Daily Beast|March 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The FDNY Pipes and Drums band played “Will Ye No Come Back again?”Firefighter’s Son in Iconic 1995 Funeral Photo Follows His Dad’s Deadly Steps|Michael Daly|December 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It always had what became its Ye Olde Greenwich Village look: low density, low buildings, older buildings.Why Did Llewyn Davis’s Greenwich Village Disappear?|Andrew Romano|December 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Will ye join in the toast to the emblem of Erin—the shamrock, Phil and Pat?'The Celt and Saxon, Complete|George Meredith
And when ye've got no children of your own, and feel, all your inside risin' to another person's, and they hate ye—hate ye!Sandra Belloni, Complete|George Meredith
And, if ye're reasonable, I'll not even trouble you to swim for it this time.Captain Blood|Rafael Sabatini
A mule can beat you at that: 'Be ye not as the mule, which have no understanding.'Expositions of Holy Scripture|Alexander Maclaren
And till us, afore ye go, how ye want this dam, and that's the way she'll be.The Riverman|Stewart Edward White