Yes meaning

yĕs
An affirmative or consenting reply.
noun
9
2
Aye; yea; it is so: the opposite of no, used to express agreement, consent, affirmation, or confirmation.
adverb
9
2
Used to express great satisfaction, approval, or happiness.
interjection
7
2
Not only that, but more; moreover [ready, yes, eager to help]
adverb
6
1
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!"

interjection
5
3
Advertisement
To say yes (to)
verb
4
0
Good, that's it, I've got it, etc.: spoken emphatically in expressing satisfaction, agreement, pleasure, etc.
interjection
3
0
The act of saying yes; affirmative reply; agreement.
noun
2
0
An affirmative vote or a person voting this way.
noun
2
0
Dialect or archaic forms: nay.
2
0
Advertisement
It is so; aye; yea.

Oh, yes, I will!

interjection
1
0
Is it so?
interjection
1
0
Colloquial or slang forms: ixnay, nah, naw, nope.
1
0
Used to express pleasure, joy, or great excitement.

Our second goal of the match! Yes!

interjection
1
0
An affirmative expression; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance.

Was that a yes?

noun
1
0
Advertisement
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".

noun
1
0
(colloquial) To agree with, to affirm, to approve.

Did he yes the veto?

1972 Oct, John Barth, “Perseid", Harper's Magazine, page 79:"Š"That's really what you wanted?" I yessed both; ...

verb
1
0
(slang) To attempt to flatter someone by habitually agreeing.
verb
1
0
It is so; as you say or ask. Used to express affirmation, agreement, positive confirmation, or consent.
adverb
0
1
An affirmative vote or voter.
noun
0
1
Advertisement
To give an affirmative reply to.
verb
0
1
Standard form: no.
0
1
Nautical, military, telecommunications: negative.
0
1

Origin of yes

  • Middle English from Old English gēse so be it! probably gēa so i- in Indo-European roots sīe may it be so es- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English yes, yis, from Old English Ä¡Ä“se, Ä¡Ä«se, ġȳse, *Ä¡Ä«ese (“yes, of course, so be it"), equivalent to Ä¡Ä“a (“yes", "so") + sÄ«(e) (“may it be"). Compare yea.

    From Wiktionary