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definition of the word ax

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See axe.

Singular
ax

Plural
axes

ax (plural axes)

  1. Alternative spelling of axe.

Infinitive
to ax

Third person singular
axes

Simple past
axed

Past participle
axed

Present participle
axing

to ax (third-person singular simple present axes, present participle axing, simple past and past participle axed)

  1. Alternative spelling of axe.

See axe.

Singular
ax

Plural
axes

ax (plural axes)

  1. Alternative spelling of axe.

Infinitive
to ax

Third person singular
axes

Simple past
axed

Past participle
axed

Present participle
axing

to ax (third-person singular simple present axes, present participle axing, simple past and past participle axed)

  1. Alternative spelling of axe.

Infinitive
to ax

Third person singular
axes

Simple past
axed

Past participle
axed

Present participle
axing

to ax (third-person singular simple present axes, present participle axing, simple past and past participle axed)

  1. Variant of ask.

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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, 2000 states that "ax, a common nonstandard variant of ask, is often identified as an especially salient feature of African American Vernacular English. While it is true that the form is frequent in the speech of African Americans, it used to be common in the speech of white Americans as well, especially in New England. This should not be surprising since ax is a very old word in English, having been used in England for over 1,000 years. In Old English we find both scian and csian, and in Middle English both asken and axen. Moreover, the forms with "cs" or "x" had no stigma associated with them. Chaucer used asken and axen interchangeably, as in the lines 'I wol aske, if it hir will be/To be my wyf' and 'Men axed hym, what sholde bifalle,' both from The Canterbury Tales. The forms in "x" arose from the forms in "sk" by a linguistic process called metathesis, in which two sounds are reversed. The "x" thus represents /ks/, the flipped version of /sk/. Metathesis is a common linguistic process around the world and does not arise from a defect in speaking. Nevertheless, "ax" has become stigmatized as substandard - a fate that has befallen other words, like "ain't", that were once perfectly acceptable in literate circles.


Old Norse

ax n

  1. ear (of corn)

ax n.

  1. ear (fruiting body of a grain plant)


This Swedish entry was created from the translations listed at ear. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see ax in the Swedish Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008

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