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aye


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aye  \Aye\,  Ay  \Ay\,  adv  [Icel.  ei  ey  akin  to  AS  [=a], 
  [=a]wa,  always  Goth.  aiws  an  age,  Icel.  [ae]fi,  OHG,  ?wa,  L. 
  aevum  Gr  ?  an  age,  ?,  ?,  ever,  always  G.  je  Skr.  ?va 
  course.  ?,?.  Cf  {Age},  v.,  {Either},  a.,  {Or},  conj.] 
  Always  ever;  continually;  for  an  indefinite  time. 
 
  For  his  mercies  aye  endure.  --Milton. 
 
  {For  aye},  {always};  forever;  eternally. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aye  \Aye\,  Ay  \Ay\,  adv  [Perh.  a  modification  of  yea,  or  from 
  the  interjection  of  admiration  or  astonishment,  OE  ei  ey 
  why,  hey,  ay  well  ah  ha  Cf  MHG.  &  G.  ei  Dan.  ej  Or 
  perh.  akin  to  aye  ever.] 
  Yes  yea;  --  a  word  expressing  assent,  or  an  affirmative 
  answer  to  a  question.  It  is  much  used  in  viva  voce  voting  in 
  legislative  bodies,  etc 
 
  Note:  This  word  is  written  I  in  the  early  editions  of 
  Shakespeare  and  other  old  writers. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aye  \Aye\,  n. 
  An  affirmative  vote;  one  who  votes  in  the  affirmative;  as 
  ``To  call  for  the  ayes  and  noes;''  ``The  ayes  have  it.''