Meaning of AYE in English


I. adverb

also ay ˈā

Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse ei; akin to Old English ā always, Latin aevum age, lifetime, Greek aiōn age

Date: 13th century

: always , continually , ever

love that will aye endure — W. S. Gilbert

II. adverb

also ay ˈī

Etymology: perhaps from Middle English ye, yie — more at yea

Date: 1576

: yes

aye , aye , sir

III. noun

also ay ˈī

( plural ayes )

Date: 1589

: an affirmative vote or voter

the aye s have it

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.