Aye vs Ale - What's the difference?

aye | ale |


As a noun aye

is broadness of fabric.

As an interjection ale is

let's go!, come on!.

aye

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) aye, ai, agg, from (etyl) ei, ey, from (etyl) ).

Adverb

(-)
  • (archaic) ever, always
  • References

    Etymology 2

    Probably from use of aye as expression of agreement, or from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * ay

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • yes; yea; a word expressing assent, or an affirmative answer to a question.
  • Usage notes
    It is much used in , North Wales, (viva voce) voting in legislative bodies, etc., or in nautical contexts.
    Synonyms
    * yes * yea
    Antonyms
    * nay * no
    References
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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An affirmative vote; one who votes in the affirmative.
  • "To call for the ayes''' and nays;" "The '''ayes have it."
    Synonyms
    * yes

    ale

    English

    Noun

  • An intoxicating liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation and the addition of a bitter, usually hops.
  • Note: The word ale, in England and the United States, usually designates a heavier kind of fermented liquor, and the word beer a lighter kind. The word beer is also in common use as the generic name for all non-distilled malt liquors.
  • A festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk.
  • Synonyms

    * (liquor) beer (loosely), yill

    Derived terms

    () * alehouse * alewife * ginger ale * pale ale * real ale

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