What does ah mean?

Definitions for ah

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word ah.

Did you actually mean ai or aa?


  1. ahnoun

    An instance of the interjection ah.

  2. ahinterjection

    An expression of relief, relaxation, comfort, confusion, understanding, wonder, awe, et cetera according to uttered inflection.

  3. ahinterjection

    A word used for drama or emphasis.

    Ah, the flowers of spring.

  4. ahinterjection

    A syllable used to fill space, particularly in music.

    ah, ah, ah.

  5. Ahinterjection

    see ah.

  6. Etymology: mid-1400s Old Francish (for Eng. la)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ahinterjection.

    Ah! sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evil doers, children that are corrupters, they have forsaken the Lord. Isaiah, i. 4.

    Let them not say in their hearts, Ah! so we would have it: let them not say, we have swallowed him up. Psalm xxxv. 25.

    In youth alone, unhappy mortals live;
    But, ah! the mighty bliss is fugitive:
    Discolour’d sickness, anxious labour come,
    And age and death’s inexorable doom. John Dryden, Virg. Georg. iii.

    Ah me! the blooming pride of May,
    And that of beauty, are but one:
    At morn both flourish bright and gay,
    Both fade at evening, pale, and gone. Matthew Prior.

    In goodness, as in greatness, they excell;
    Ah that! we loved ourselves but half so well. John Dryden, Juven.


  1. Ah

    Ah is a song by Japanese J-pop and rock band Superfly. "Ah" was initially released as the final track on their third studio album Mind Travel. On June 14, 2011, before the release of the album, Superfly released a statement that "Ah" would be released as the album's 4th single and as the band's 13th single overall. This version, titled in Japanese as "あぁ" (Aa), would feature lyrics, instead of the album version's a cappella chanting, and would be sold as a one-track single. The label wanted to release the version with lyrics as part of Mind Travel, but Shiho Ochi decided that the version without lyrics would be on the album but they would release the lyric version at a later date. Regarding the song, Ochi stated that the album version of the song is meant to show that one does not need words to convey emotions to others. In addition, a short film consisting of a total solar eclipse that uses "Ah" as its soundtrack will be shown at the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2011 on June 16, 2011. The "Aa" version peaked at number 9 on the Oricon Weekly Charts.


  1. Ah

    Ah is an interjection typically used to express surprise, satisfaction, understanding, or realization. It can also signify a moment of insight or a sudden recognition of something. It is often used in conversation to convey a range of emotions and reactions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ah

    an exclamation, expressive of surprise, pity, complaint, entreaty, contempt, threatening, delight, triumph, etc., according to the manner of utterance

  2. Etymology: [OE. a: cf. OF. a, F. ah, L. ah, Gr. , Sk. , Icel. , OHG. , Lith. , .]


  1. Ah

    Ah is a very buggy computer virus which infects COM files . Ah is based on the V1024 virus, and originated in Italy in May 1991. When the first program infected with Ah is executed, Ah will install itself memory resident at the top of system memory, but below the 640K DOS boundary. After it is memory resident, Ah will infect .COM programs over 1K in length when they are executed. Infected programs will increase in size by 1,173 bytes, though the file length increase will be hidden if Ah is resident. Their date and time in the DOS directory will appear to be unaltered, though if the program's original time was 12:00a, it will now be blank. The virus will be located at the beginning of infected programs. Total system and available free memory, as indicated by the DOS CHKDSK program, will decrease by 1,216 bytes. Interrupts 08 and 21 will be hooked by the virus. Systems infected with Ah will experience frequent system hangs. These hangs occur when the user attempts to execute a .COM program which is infected with Ah. They may also occur when the virus attempts to infect an uninfected program. System hangs occur so frequently with Ah that the virus is very noticeable. The Ah virus activates on Tuesdays, at which time it will attempt to format the first few tracks of the system hard disk.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ah

    ä, interj. an exclamation of surprise, joy, pity, complaint, &c.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. AH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ah is ranked #119508 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Ah surname appeared 145 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Ah.

    80% or 116 total occurrences were Asian.
    14.4% or 21 total occurrences were White.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ah' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3671

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ah' in Written Corpus Frequency: #172

Anagrams for ah »

  1. ha

  2. Ha

  3. ha'

  4. HA

How to pronounce ah?

How to say ah in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ah in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for ah

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for ah »


Find a translation for the ah definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"ah." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 21 May 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/ah>.

Discuss these ah definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for ah? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    add details to
    A render
    B embellish
    C transpire
    D loom

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for ah: