- 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.
- 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 of yesMiddle English ; from Old English gese, yes, probably ; from gea, yea + 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
nounpl. yes·es also yes·ses
- An affirmative or consenting reply.
- An affirmative vote or voter.
transitive verbyessed yessed, yes·sing, yes·es also yes·ses
Origin of yesMiddle 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.
- In Old and Middle English, yes was a more forceful affirmative than yea.
- An example of yes used to disagree with a statement: the questions "You donâ€™t want it, do you?" and "Donâ€™t you want it?" are answered by "yes" if the respondent does want the item, and "no" if not. Many languages use a specific word for this purpose; see translation table above.
(plural yeses or yesses)
- An affirmative expression; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
- Was that a yes?
- A vote of support or in favor/favour of something.
- The workers voted on whether to strike, and there were thirty "yeses" and one "no".
(third-person singular simple present yeses, present participle yessing, simple past and past participle yessed)