Definitions for AY

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ay*(adv.)

or aye 2

  1. ever; always.

* Archaic..

Origin of ay:

1150–1200; ME ei, ai < Scand; cf. ON ei, c. OE ā ever

ay*(interj.)

  1. (used to express regret or sorrow.)

* Archaic..

Origin of ay:

1300–50

Wiktionary

  1. ay(Adverb)

    Always; ever.

  2. ay(Adjective)

    For an indefinite time.

  3. ay(Interjection)

    Ah! alas!

  4. ay(Interjection)

    ("yes")

  5. ay(Interjection)

    (question tag)

  6. AY(Noun)

    academic year

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ay

    ah! alas!

  2. Ay(adverb)

    same as Aye

  3. Ay(adverb)

    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

  4. Ay(adj)

    always; ever; continually; for an indefinite time

Freebase

  1. Ay

    Ay was the penultimate Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt's 18th dynasty. He held the throne of Egypt for a brief four-year period, although he was a close advisor to two and perhaps three of the pharaohs who ruled before him and was said to be the power behind the throne during Tutankhamun's reign. Ay's prenomen or royal name—Kheperkheperure—means "Everlasting are the Manifestations of Ra" while his birth name Ay it-netjer reads as 'Ay, Father of the God.' Records and monuments that can be clearly attributed to Ay are rare, not only due to his short length of reign, but also because his successor, Horemheb, instigated a campaign of damnatio memoriae against him and other pharaohs associated with the unpopular Amarna Period.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3673


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

moon(noun)

the heavenly body that moves once round the earth in a month and reflects light from the sun

The moon was shining brightly; Spacemen landed on the moon.

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