aux

au

[oh]
plural aux [oh] . French.
to the; at the; with the.
Compare à la.
Dictionary.com Unabridged

aux-

variant of auxo-, especially before a vowel: auxin.

aux.

auxiliary; auxiliaries.
Also, aux, auxil.

aux

[oh]
French.
plural of au.

AUX

Linguistics.
auxiliary verb: used to represent a phrase structure constituent that may include such verbal elements as tense and mood markers as well as auxiliaries.
Also, Aux.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To aux
Collins
World English Dictionary
au
 
the internet domain name for
Australia

Au
 
the chemical symbol for
gold
 
[from New Latin aurum]

AU
 
abbreviation for
1.  African Union
2.  Also: a.u. angstrom unit
3.  Also: a.u. astronomical unit

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

Au
chemical symbol for "gold," from L. aurum "gold."

au
Fr., "at the, to the" (contraction of a le). Used in many expressions in cookery, etc., which have crossed the Channel since 18c., e.g. au contraire, lit. "on the contrary;" au gratin, lit. "with scrapings;" au jus, lit. "with the juice."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

Au
The symbol for the element gold.

AU abbr.
Latin auris utraque (each ear)

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Science Dictionary
Au  
The symbol for gold.
AU  
Abbreviation of astronomical unit
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Abbreviations & Acronyms
Au
gold
AU
astronomical unit
AUX
  1. auxiliary

  2. auxiliary verb

aux.
  1. auxiliary

  2. auxiliary verb

The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Matching Quote
"To a traveler from the Old World, Canada East may appear like a new country, and its inhabitants like colonists, but to me, coming from New England and being a very green traveler withal,... it appeared as old as Normandy itself, and realized much that I had heard of Europe and the Middle Ages. Even the names of humble Canadian villages affected me as if they had been those of the renowned cities of antiquity. To be told by a habitan, when I asked the name of a village in sight, that it is St. Féreol or St. Anne, the Guardian Angel or the Holy Joseph's; or of a mountain, that it was Bélange or St. Hyacinthe! As soon as you leave the States, these saintly names begin ... and thenceforward, the names of mountains, and streams, and villages reel, if I may so speak, with the intoxication of poetry,—Chambly, Longueuil, Pointe aux Trembles, Bartholomy, etc., etc.; as if it needed only a little foreign accent, a few more liquids and vowels perchance in the language, to make us locate our ideals at once. I began to dream of Provence and the Troubadours, and of places and things which have no existence on the earth. They veiled the Indian and the primitive forest, and the woods towards Hudson's Bay were only as the forests of Germany. I could not at once bring myself to believe that the inhabitants who pronounced daily those beautiful and, to me, significant names lead as prosaic lives as we of New England. In short, the Canada which I saw was not merely a place for railroads to terminate in and for criminals to run to."
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;