What does aye mean?

aye meaning in General Dictionary

Always ever before continually for an indefinite time

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  • An affirmative vote one who votes when you look at the affirmative as ldquoTo demand the ayes and noesrdquo ldquoThe ayes have itrdquo
  • sure yea a word expressing assent or an affirmative answer to a question it's much found in viva-voce voting in legislative figures etc
  • An affirmative vote; one that votes into the affirmative; because, "To necessitate the ayes and noes;" "The ayes have it."
  • Alt. of Ay

aye meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"assent," 1570s, of unidentified beginning, perhaps a variant of I, indicating "I assent;" or an alteration of Middle English yai "yes" (see yea), or from aye (adv.) "always, ever."

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  • "always, ever," c.1200, from Old Norse ei "ever" (cognate with Old English a "always, ever"), from PIE *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity" (cognates: Greek aion "age, eternity," Latin aevum "period of time;" see eon).

aye meaning in General Dictionary

(adv.) Alt. of Ay

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  • (letter.) An affirmative vote; one that votes inside affirmative; because, "To demand the ayes and noes;" "The ayes contain it."
  • (a.) Alt. of Ay