Ay. adv. [perhaps from aio, Lat.]
- Yes; an adverb of answering affirmatively.
Return you thither? — — —
— Ay, madam, with the swiftest wing of speed. Shakesp. All's well that ends well.
What say'st thou? Wilt thou be of our consort?
Say ay; and be the captain of us all. Shakesp. Two Gentlemen of Verona.
- It is a word by which the sense is enforced; even; yes, certainly; and more than that.
Remember it, and let it make thee crest-fall'n;
Ay, and allay this thy abortive pride. Shakesp. Henry VI.