What does the word Ay mean?

Usage examples for Ay

  1. " Ay, that's it," he said. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Ay, that's the beginning of it! – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. If such a one as he cannot earn his bread in the world- ay, and more than his bread- who can do so? – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope