• IPA: /eɪ/
  • (sometimes proscribed) IPA: /aɪ/

aye (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) ever, always
    • 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene i], [https://books.google.com/books?id=uNtBAQAAMAAJ&pg=PACaliban}}, / For aye thy foot-licker. page Caliban}}, / For aye thy foot-licker.]:
      {...}}Do that good miſcheefe, which may make this Iſland / Thine owne for euer, and I thy ''{{w
    • 1834, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner":
      The ship drove fast, loud roared the blast, / And southward aye we fled.
    • 1863, Translation by Catherine Winkworth:
      Let the Amen sound from His people again; Gladly for aye we adore Him. (Praise to the Lord, the Almighty)
Pronunciation Interjection
  1. yes; yea; a word expressing assent, or an affirmative answer to a question.
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aye (plural ayes)

  1. An affirmative vote; one who votes in the affirmative.
    "To call for the ayes and nays;" "The ayes have it."
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Proper noun
  1. Surname

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