- Yes is defined as an affirmative answer that indicates acceptance, or delight, or it can be used to attract attention or to ask a question.
- When someone asks you if you are ready to go and you are ready to go, this is an example of a time when you might say "yes."
- When someone asks if you agree with a statement they made, this is an example of a time when you might say "yes, I do."
- When you want to ask someone if they agree with your opinion on a sports game, this is an example of a time when you might say 'Good game, yes?"
- When you score a goal and are really excited, this is an example of a time when you might shout "yes!"
A woman says yes to a marriage proposal.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- aye; yea; it is so: the opposite of no, used to express agreement, consent, affirmation, or confirmation
- not only that, but more; moreover [ready, yes, eager to help]
Origin: Middle English from Old English gese, yes, probably from gea, yea plush si, be it so, 3d person; personal (grammar) singular , present tense subject, subjective , of beon, to be: see be
- it is so; aye; yea: the opposite of no
- Informal good, that's it, I've got it, etc.: spoken emphatically in expressing satisfaction, agreement, pleasure, etc.
- what is it? do you wish to say (or add) something?: used in inquiry
- is it so?: used in conversation to express polite interest
- the act of saying yes; affirmative reply; agreement
- an affirmative vote or a person voting this wayalso aye, yea
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- An affirmative or consenting reply.
- An affirmative vote or voter.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English gēse, so be it! : probably gēa, so; see i- in Indo-European roots + sīe, may it be so; see es- in Indo-European roots.