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Is ax a Scrabble UK word?

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Definitions and meaning of ax

ax

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ăks, IPA(key): /æks/
  • Rhymes: -æks

Etymology 1

Noun

ax (plural axes)

  1. (American spelling) Alternative form of axe

Verb

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

  1. (American spelling) Alternative form of axe

Etymology 2

From Old English acsian/axian, showing metathesis from ascian. Ax/aks was the regular literary form until about 1600.

Verb

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

  1. (now dialectal or nonstandard, especially African-American Vernacular, Bermuda) Alternative form of ask
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts I:
      When they were come togedder, they axed off hym, sayinge: Master wilt thou at this tyme restore agayne the kyngdom of israhel?
    • 1836, Joanna Baillie, The Alienated Manor, Act 4:
      Dolly: And if so be, why did you ax me to keep you company? Housekeeper wants me below to pick raisins.
    • 1979, Verna Mae Slone, What My Heart Wants to Tell, Kentucky 1988, p. 18:
      ‘I axed him if he knowed the way and he said he had not fergitten the lay of the land.’

Usage notes

According to the American Heritage Dictionary, Fourth Edition (2000), the form ax is now associated with African American Vernacular English, but in the past it was common among “white” Americans as well, especially in New England, and is a feature of some British dialects. It was a common word in English for a thousand years (Chaucer used both forms interchangeably), but is now stigmatized as nonstandard. This is similar to the case of words like ain't which were also acceptable in the past.


Eastern Huasteca Nahuatl

Adverb

ax

  1. not

Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse ax, from Proto-Germanic *ahsą.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /axs/
  • IPA(key): /aks/

Noun

ax n (genitive singular ax, nominative plural öx)

  1. ear (of corn)

Declension


Jamaican Creole

Verb

ax

  1. Alternative spelling of aks.

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English æx, æcs, from Proto-West Germanic *akusi, from Proto-Germanic *akwisī.

Alternative forms

  • axe, ex, exe, æxæ, æxe

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aks/
  • Rhymes: -aks

Noun

ax (plural axes)

  1. An axe (tool)
  2. An axe (weapon)
Descendants
  • English: axe, ax
  • Scots: aix
References
  • “ax(e, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 2

From Old English eax, from Proto-Germanic *ahsō.

Alternative forms

  • ȝex

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aks/
  • Rhymes: -aks

Noun

ax (plural axes)

  1. (rare) An axle, axletree, pole
Derived terms
  • extre
References
  • “ax(e, n.(2).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Old French

Contraction

ax

  1. Contraction of a + les (to the)

Old Norse

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *ahsą.

Noun

ax n (genitive ax, plural ǫx)

  1. ear (of corn)

Declension

Descendants

References

ax in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press


Swedish

Noun

ax n

  1. an ear (fruiting body of a grain plant)

Declension


Source: wiktionary.org
  • (US) to chop with a cutting tool.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)