Pronunciation Noun

ait (plural aits)

  1. An island in a river, especially the River Thames in England.
    • The ait where the osiers grew.
    • 1833, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Autobiography: Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life trans. John Oxenford, book 9,
      Striking richness of vegetation which follows in the windings of the Rhine, marks its banks, islands, and aits.
    • 1853, Charles Dickens, Bleak House, ch. 1,
      Fog everywhere. Fog up the river, where it flows among green aits and meadows.
Synonyms Noun

ait (plural aits)

  1. (Scotland) An oat.
    • 1785, Robbie Burns, Scotch Drink
      Let husky wheat the haughs adorn,
      An' aits set up their awnie horn,


ait (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) Initialism of alloimmune thrombocytopenia: a too-low number of platelets in one's blood, especially a newborn's or fetus', due to alloimmunity.

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