ay definition

  • interjection:
    • Used before us to express stress or regret.
    • Ah! alas!
    • Alternative spelling of aye ("yes")
    • New Zealand spelling of eh (question label)
    • applied before us to express stress or regret.
    • Ah! alas!
    • Alternative spelling of aye ("yes")
    • New Zealand spelling of eh (question label)
    • Ah! alas!
    • Ah! alas!
  • noun:
    • Variant of aye1.
    • Variant of aye1.
    • See aye.
    • See aye.
    • See ey.
    • A sparkling wine taking its title from the city of Ay within the department of Marne, France. See wine.
    • See ey.
    • a standard English digraph (pron. ā), formerly compatible most of the time with ai, however now the normal form whenever final, happening medially just using jobs.
    • A sparkling wine taking its title from the city of Ay in the division of Marne, France. See champagne.
    • A common English digraph (pron. ā), formerly interchangeable in most instances with ai, but now the regular form when final, occurring medially only in certain positions.
  • adverb:
    • Variant of aye2.
    • Variant of aye2.
    • Always; ever before.
    • Always; ever before.
    • just like aye.
    • identical to aye.
  • adjective:
    • For an indefinite time.
    • For an indefinite time.
  • others:
    • Ever; always; permanently; continuously; for an indefinite time.
    • Ever; constantly; for ever; continuously; for an indefinite time.
    • Ever: indefinitely, after if.
    • Ever: indefinitely, after if.
    • Ah! O! oh! an exclamation articulating shock, interest, regret, etc., based on the types of utterance.
    • Ah! O! oh! an exclamation expressing surprise, interest, regret, etc., based on the types of utterance.
    • Ay me personally! ah myself! a manifestation of regret or sadness.
    • Ay me! ah me! a manifestation of regret or sorrow.
    • See aye.
    • See aye.

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