- 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: also used to give force to a following positive statement or to introduce a fuller or more specific statement: oh, yes, I will!
- Informal good, that's it, I've got it, etc.: spoken emphatically in expressing satisfaction, agreement, pleasure, etc.
- 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
intransitive verbyessed, yes′sing