Definitions of Ye

  1. Alt. of Ye
  2. An eye.
  3. The plural of the pronoun of the second person in the nominative case.
  4. Yea; yes.
  5. an old method of printing the article the ( AS. e), the y being used in place of the Anglo- Saxon thorn . It is sometimes incorrectly pronounced ye. See The, and Thorn, n., 4.
  6. Properly the nominative plural of the second person, of which thou is the singular, but in later times also used as an objective after verbs and prepositions. Ye is now used only in the sacred and solemn style; in common discourse and writing you is exclusively used. " But ye are washed, but ye are sanctified."- 1 Cor. vi. 11. " Loving of- fenders thus I will excuse ye."- Shak. " I thank ye; and be blest for your good comfort."- Shak. " The confusion between ye and you did not exist in Old English. Ye was always used as a nominative, and you as a dative or accusative. In the English Bible the distinction is very carefully observed, but in the dramatists of the Elizabethan period there is a very loose use of the two forms."- Dr. Morris.
  7. Of thou.
  8. The nominative plural of the personal pronoun of the second person.
  9. The; a contraction in which y represents the Anglo- Saxon character for th; sometimes incorrectly pronounced like the pronoun ye.
  10. The nominative plural of the second person, of which thou is the singular, now superseded by you, except in the solemn style.
  11. The pron. of the second person- being the plu. of thou- is now only used in solemn formal discourses, you being the plu. form usually employed.

Usage examples for Ye

  1. Ye- yes, I- I guess so. – The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City by Laura Lee Hope
  2. " I didn't see ye. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  3. Look ye, Sir, 'tis a clear Case. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  4. Did ye hear, miss? – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  5. What ye will do, and what ye will not do, is not yours to say. – The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  6. We have had, ye have had, they have had. – A Grammar of the English Tongue by Samuel Johnson
  7. A- ah, would ye, now! – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  8. Ye are dead with Christ. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  9. Would ye like it to be thataway, Louisianny? – Louisiana by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  10. I'll tell ye no lie. – Further Experiences of an Irish R.M. by E. OEnone Somerville Martin Ross
  11. Well, the time will come, I tell ye, the time will come. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  12. Didn't I tell ye so?" – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
  13. Have ye told her? – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke
  14. Will ye show me the way? – More English Fairy Tales by Various
  15. Look ye, look ye! – Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Unknown
  16. If we had that there strike among us, that I've so often told ye on, things would be different. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  17. But, man, I'll tell ye what's just as good, and that's a big London fire. – A Dominie in Doubt by A. S. Neill
  18. What ye goin' to do? – "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson
  19. An' is it this that ye two have been up to? – Ethel Hollister's Second Summer as a Campfire Girl by Irene Elliott Benson