ao

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ao ‎(not comparable)

  1. Initialism of amongst/among/and others.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Japanese あお.

Noun[edit]

ao ‎(uncountable)

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  1. A Japanese color word that includes what English-speakers would call blue and green.

Anagrams[edit]


Borôro[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. hair

Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From contraction of preposition a ‎(to, towards) + masculine definite article o ‎(the)

Contraction[edit]

ao m ‎(feminine á, masculine plural aos, feminine plural ás)

  1. to the, towards the

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian (compare Tagalog araw).

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. light
  2. daylight
  3. day

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. world
  2. earth

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *qao, from Proto-Oceanic (compare Maori ao).

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. cloud

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ao

  1. rōmaji reading of あお

Lavukaleve[edit]

Verb[edit]

ao

  1. (intransitive) go in, enter

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of āo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of áo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of ǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of ào.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Maori[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian (compare Tagalog araw).

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. daytime

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. world

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *qao, from Proto-Oceanic (compare Hawaiian ao).

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. cloud
Derived terms[edit]

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Contraction[edit]

ao ‎(plural aos, feminine à, feminine plural às, feminine (obsolete) aa, feminine plural (obsolete) aas)

  1. Contraction of a o ‎(to the).

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:ao.


Rapa Nui[edit]

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. dancing paddle

Samoan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian (compare Tagalog araw).

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. day

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *qao, from Proto-Oceanic (compare Hawaiian ao).

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. cloud

Swahili[edit]

Adjective[edit]

-ao ‎(declinable)

  1. their (third-person plural animate possessive adjective)

Inflection[edit]

See also[edit]


Tongan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *qao, from Proto-Oceanic (compare Hawaiian ao).

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. cloud
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ao

  1. headdress
  2. front of an island

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

ao

  1. pond

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

ao

  1. to measure roughly, to measure approximately