American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See sloth.
- abbr. airborne intercept
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common English digraph, representing generally the sound of “long a” (ā), which becomes ã before r, as in ail (sounded like ale), vain (sounded like vane, vein), air (sounded like ere, heir), etc. As commonly pronounced, it is strictly a diphthong consisting of “long a” (ā), or e , followed by a vanish, i , which is, in words of Anglo-Saxon origin, historically identical with the consonant y. This digraph occurs in words — of Anglo-Saxon origin, as in ail, hail, nail, sail, fain, wain, fair, lair, etc., being also used, parallel with ae, in modern Scotch spelling for “long a” equivalent to E. “long o,” oa, o-e, as in aith, raid, ain, etc.,= English oath, road, rode, own, etc.; of French, and ultimate Latin origin, as in fail, faint, vain, grain, aim, fair, etc.; of Greek origin, being used sometimes as a direct transliteration of Greek
ατinstead of the usual Latin transliteration ae or æ (see æ), as in aitiology, etc.; of various other origin, usually representing the diphthong äi or ī, as in German kaiser and Oriental and “native” words, especially proper names, as Aino, Cairo, etc. In the words of Anglo-Saxon and French origin ai varied with ay, which now prevails when final, usually changing back to ai when made medial by the addition of a suffix, as in clay, day, gay, affray, array, etc., daily, afraid, raiment, etc.; but in some such cases, especially before a suffix beginning with a vowel, ay remains unchanged, as in payment, betrayed, clayey, etc.
- n. The three-toed sloth, Bradypus tridactylus or torquatus: so called from having a feeble, plaintive cry somewhat resembling the sound represented by its name. See sloth and Bradypus.
- n. Same as ahyu.
- n. An abbreviation of Adjutant Inspector General.
- n. A type of three-toed sloth, Bradypus tridactylus, inhabiting forests of southern Venezuela, the Guianas, and northern Brazil.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The three-toed sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) of South America. See sloth.
- n. an agency of the United States Army responsible for providing timely and relevant and accurate and synchronized intelligence to tactical and operational and strategic level commanders
- n. the branch of computer science that deal with writing computer programs that can solve problems creatively
- n. a sloth that has three long claws on each forefoot and each hindfoot
- n. the introduction of semen into the oviduct or uterus by some means other than sexual intercourse
- Originated 1685–95, from Brazilian-Portuguese aï, from Old Tupi. (Wiktionary)
- Portuguese, of Tupian origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Yu bee beeger dan mee…..hao canz ai fine mai wai…..ai weel pway foar guy dance soes ai kann bee respek tibal kitteh wunce agin.”
“March 29, 2010 at 9:37 am wowie ai lubs ur easter outfitz…..ai wantz…”
“August 14, 2009 at 12:25 pm ai jus saw yu wuz daon! onoes! otay…otay…plz tu nawt pannik..ai kin du dis…um…”
“July 3, 2009 at 6:44 am ai jus saw yu wuz daon! onoes! otay…otay…plz tu nawt pannik..ai kin du dis…um…”
“July 9, 2009 at 9:02 am ai jus saw yu wuz daon! onoes! otay…otay…plz tu nawt pannik..ai kin du dis…um…”
“July 9, 2009 at 11:10 am ai jus saw yu wuz daon! onoes! otay…otay…plz tu nawt pannik..ai kin du dis…um…”
“August 28, 2009 at 8:43 pm kalu♪ haw arr yu ? ai thin ku U hav strannge expressionnn..ai miss sommethiing?”
“Ohai qween..ai tink ai member u sayin someting bout comin to lousyana tis winter…witch part if ai may ask?”
“Ai wishhes ai could go but…..ai will think awl abowt awl moobies for awl mai frens!”
“Aahz…..ai wuz awf teh pyooter fer awhile,ahnd ai saw dat u wuz askin abowt teh Star Trek models in mai piktur.”
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