meaning of ay

ay meaning in General Dictionary

Ah alas

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  • Same as Aye
  • Ah! alas!
  • Same as Aye.
  • Yes; yea; -- a word expressing assent, or an affirmative response to a concern. Its much found in viva voce voting in legislative systems, etc.
  • Always; ever before; continually; for an indefinite time.

ay meaning in Etymology Dictionary

see aye.


ay meaning in General Dictionary

(interj.) Ah! alas!

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  • (adv.) Identical to Aye.
  • (adv.) Yes; yea; -- a word revealing assent, or an affirmative response to a question. It's much utilized in viva-voce voting in legislative systems, etc.
  • (a.) constantly; ever; continually; for an indefinite time.

Sentence Examples with the word ay

Alhama was taken by the Spanish marquis of Cadiz in 1482; and its fall is celebrated in an ancient ballad, Ay de mi, Alhama, which Byron translated into English.

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