from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Before now; ago.
- adv. Afterward; since then; since.
- adv. Thereupon; next.
- conj. Since.
- prep. Since.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Afterwards; since; ago.
- adv. Late, -- as opposed to soon.
- conj. Since; seeing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The Scotch spelling of sine.
Wha cud hae been at the schule as I was sae lang, and syne taen oot o 'the water, ye ken, and syne� -? "
"The fire-fly's light" is sung to the tune of "Auld lang syne," the Japanese words of which commemorate a legend of the tea-district of
I can honk out a few simple tunes on my horribly out-of-tune one-row (usually brought out at Christmas to play auld lang syne).
"Apropos," he mused, "is not the old Scots phrase, 'Auld lang syne,' exceedingly expressive."
"So gies a haund my trusty fiere/ and here's a haund o' thine;/ And we'll tak a right guid-willie waught/ For auld lang syne."
I'd known that auld lang syne meant something like "old time's sake" and that a right guid-willie waught was probably a decent measure of whisky, but I'd never stopped at fiere.
We'll take a cup of individuality yet, for auld lang syne!
But, hey, how about one more Steele-related mishap, for auld lang syne?
But seas between us broad have roared since auld lang syne.
For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we'll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne.