an affirmative vote or voter, especially in British Parliament, corresponding to yea in U.S. Congress.
That Tut accomplished all this before his 12th birthday suggests aye was the power behind the throne.
The Cult of Tut Bruce Feiler April 21, 2010
“aye ready;” and arm-in-arm we raced into the dining-room, scandalizing the servants.
Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show Robert W. Chambers February 19, 2014
“aye,” his father said—the last thing he would ever say to him.
Alan Cumming: The Truth About My Father Tim Teeman October 13, 2014
But, as Ritchie recalled, he lifted an arm and pointed to one of his eyes, thus letting all know that he was voting “aye.”
Why Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Leave of Absence Was Allowed James Warren November 22, 2012
Oh, aye,” Savile responded: “How do they know whether I am or not?
Jimmy Savile Sex-Abuse Scandal Taints Entire Era in Britain Peter Jukes October 30, 2012
aye, so it has, agreed Mrs. Parry Wynn, intelligent an—an—lively.
Through Welsh Doorways Jeannette Augustus Marks
aye, but before I do so, let me read again the last of my Ballads.
Ballads of a Bohemian Robert W. Service
aye, sister, both of us–come and persuade this foolish Wulfric.
Wulfric the Weapon Thane Charles W. Whistler
aye, lad, and the plain things are always the hardest things to do.
Way of the Lawless Max Brand
aye, but if you come as a Mar-joy I will show you the way out, my word for that!
Margery [Gred], Complete Georg Ebers
yes: archaic or dialectal except in voting by voice
an expression of compliance, esp used by seamen
(Brit) an expression of amused surprise, esp at encountering something that confirms one’s suspicions, expectations, etc
a person who votes in the affirmative
an affirmative vote
(Scot) always; still
“assent,” 1570s, of unknown origin, perhaps a variant of I, meaning “I assent;” or an alteration of Middle English yai “yes” (see yea), or from aye (adv.) “always, ever.”
“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” (cf. Greek aion “age, eternity,” Latin aevum “space of time;” see eon).
a nocturnal lemur, Daubentonia madagascariensis, of Madagascar, feeding on insects and fruit, and having rodentlike incisors and long fingers: an endangered species. Historical Examples Sometimes, however, they catch it by mistake, finding an aye-aye in a trap which has been set for lemurs. The Animal World, A Book of Natural History Theodore Wood The aye-aye, […]
Sir A(lfred) J(ules) 1910–1989, English philosopher, teacher, and author. Historical Examples About six months ago we began using Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral, and it acts like a charm. The American Missionary — Volume 39, No. 03, March, 1885 Various The station was three miles away, and now within the limits of Ayer. The Bay State Monthly, […]
- Ayers rock
a conspicuous red monadnock in central Australia, in the SW Northern Territory: tourist attraction. 1143 feet (348 meters) high. Contemporary Examples The couple will leave George in Canberra to travel to Uluru, or Ayers Rock, in the Outback. Kate, William and George’s Tour of Australasia, Key Dates Tom Sykes March 19, 2014 noun another name […]
- Ayerza’s disease
ayerza’s disease Ayerza’s disease A·yer·za’s disease (ə-yûr’səz, ä-yěr’-) n. A condition resembling erythremia but resulting from primary pulmonary arteriosclerosis or primary pulmonary hypertension, characterized by chronic cyanosis, chronic dyspnea, and enlargement of the liver and spleen.