For aye, always; forever; eternally.

(Aye"-aye`) n. [From the native name, prob. from its cry.] (Zoöl.) A singular nocturnal quadruped, allied to the lemurs, found in Madagascar (Cheiromys Madagascariensis), remarkable for its long fingers, sharp nails, and rodent-like incisor teeth.

(Aye"green`) n. [Aye ever + green.] (Bot.) The houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum). Halliwell.

(A*yen", A*yein" A*yeins") , adv. & prep. [OE. . See Again.] Again; back against. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(A*yen"ward) adv. Backward. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Ayle) n. [OE. ayel, aiel, OF. aiol, aiel, F. aïeul, a dim. of L. avus grandfather.] A grandfather. [Obs.]

Writ of Ayle, an ancient English writ which lay against a stranger who had dispossessed the demandant of land of which his grandfather died seized.

(Ay"me`) n. [Cf. F. ahi interj.] The utterance of the ejaculation "Ay me !" [Obs.] See Ay, interj. "Aymees and hearty heigh-hoes." J. Fletcher.

(A*yond") prep. & adv. Beyond. [North of Eng.]

(A*yont") prep. & adv. Beyond. [Scot.]

(A"y*rie, A"y*ry) n. See Aerie. Drayton.

(Ayr"shire) n. (Agric.) One of a superior breed of cattle from Ayrshire, Scotland. Ayrshires are notable for the quantity and quality of their milk.

(Ax"unge) n. [F. axonge, L. axungia; axis wheel + ungere to grease.] Fat; grease; esp. the fat of pigs or geese; usually (Pharm.), lard prepared for medical use.

(Ay) interj. Ah! alas! "Ay me! I fondly dream &lsquoHad ye been there.'" Milton.

(Ay) adv. Same as Aye.

(||A"yah) n. [Pg. aia, akin to Sp. aya a governess, ayo a tutor.] A native nurse for children; also, a lady's maid. [India]

(Aye, Ay) adv. [Perh. a modification of yea, or from the interjection of admiration or astonishment, OE. ei, ey, why, hey, ay, well, ah, ha. Cf. MHG. & G. ei, Dan. ej. Or perh. akin to aye ever.] 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.

This word is written I in the early editions of Shakespeare and other old writers.

(Aye) n. An affirmative vote; one who votes in the affirmative; as, "To call for the ayes and noes;" "The ayes have it."

(Aye, Ay) adv. [Icel. ei, ey; akin to AS. a, awa, always, Goth. aiws an age, Icel. æfi, OHG, wa, L. aevum, Gr. an age, ever, always, G. je, Skr. va course. . Cf. Age, v., Either, a., Or, conj.] Always; ever; continually; for an indefinite time.

For his mercies aye endure.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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