Yes Definition

yĕs
yeses, yessed, yesses, yessing
adverb
Aye; yea; it is so: the opposite of no, used to express agreement, consent, affirmation, or confirmation.
Webster's New World
Not only that, but more; moreover [ready, yes, eager to help]
Webster's New World
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noun
yeses
The act of saying yes; affirmative reply; agreement.
Webster's New World
An affirmative vote or a person voting this way.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
  • no
verb
To say yes (to)
Webster's New World
To give an affirmative reply to.
American Heritage

(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; ...
Wiktionary

(slang) To attempt to flatter someone by habitually agreeing.

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interjection
It is so; aye; yea.
Oh, yes, I will!
Webster's New World
Used to express great satisfaction, approval, or happiness.
American Heritage
Good, that's it, I've got it, etc.: spoken emphatically in expressing satisfaction, agreement, pleasure, etc.
Webster's New World
Is it so?
Webster's New World
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!"
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Other Word Forms of Yes

Noun

Singular:
yes
Plural:
yeses, yesses

Origin of Yes

  • 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

  • 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

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