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au

[oh] /oʊ/
plural aux
[oh] /oʊ/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
to the; at the; with the.
Compare à la.

aux-

1.
variant of auxo-, especially before a vowel:
auxin.

aux.

or aux, auxil

1.
auxiliary; auxiliaries.

aux

[oh] /oʊ/
French.
1.
plural of au.

AUX

or Aux

Linguistics
1.
auxiliary verb: used to represent a phrase structure constituent that may include such verbal elements as tense and mood markers as well as auxiliaries.
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Examples from the Web for aux
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  • So all the French philologists agree; and the modern variance of aux armes does not invalidate so plain an etymology.

  • I wish I could have seen you aux prises with her, Oldmeadow remarked.

    Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • She returned towards Port aux Pins by the fields, avoiding the road; the shadows were dense now; it was almost night.

    Jupiter Lights Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • “He heard some one say it to that parrot in Port aux Pins,” explained Eve.

    Jupiter Lights Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • Madame Clmence Joigne aux is of a red and lilac color, and grows with great vigor.

    The Book of Roses Francis Parkman
  • Robert Blaize said you were the prettiest girl in Balne aux Bois.

    A Round Dozen Susan Coolidge
  • It is an adaptation of the inscription over the Pantheon, "aux grands hommes, la Patrie reconnaissante."

  • Harry is going to take us all to the Caf aux Fleurs for tea.

  • Une grosse commre sensuelle, aux traits bouffis, l'air assez commun, mais qui pouvait plaire Claude.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
  • The cry, "aux Tuileries," first launched by the street gamins, soon became the slogan of the crowd.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France Milburg Francisco Mansfield
British Dictionary definitions for aux

au

abbreviation
1.
Australia

Au

Chemical symbol
1.
gold
Word Origin
from New Latin aurum

AU

abbreviation
1.
African Union
2.
Also a.u.. angstrom unit
3.
Also a.u.. astronomical unit
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Word Origin and History for aux

Au

chemical symbol for "gold," from Latin aurum "gold" (see aureate).

au

French, "at the, to the," from Old French al, contraction of a le, with -l- softened to -u-, as also poudre from pulverem, chaud from calidus, etc. Used in many expressions in cookery, etc., which have crossed the Channel since 18c., e.g. au contraire, literally "on the contrary;" au gratin, literally "with scrapings;" au jus, literally "with the juice."

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aux in Medicine

Au
The symbol for the element gold.

AU abbr.
Latin auris utraque (each ear)

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aux in Science
Au  
The symbol for gold.
AU  
Abbreviation of astronomical unit
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Related Abbreviations for aux

AUX

1.
auxiliary
2.
auxiliary verb

Au

gold

AU

astronomical unit

aux.

1.
auxiliary
2.
auxiliary verb
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