Aye vs Ays - What's the difference?

aye | ays |


As nouns the difference between aye and ays

is that aye is broadness of fabric while ays is .

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

    ays

    English

    Noun

    (head)