from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Yes; aye.
- adv. Indeed; truly: They have spoken, yea, shouted their reply.
- n. An affirmative statement or vote.
- n. One who votes affirmatively.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. yes
- adv. Thus, so (now often accompanied by a hand gesture)
- interj. yeah, right, yes
- interj. Common misspelling of yeah.
- n. An affirmative vote, usually but not always spoken
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Yes; ay; a word expressing assent, or an affirmative, or an affirmative answer to a question, now superseded by yes. See Yes.
- adv. More than this; not only so, but; -- used to mark the addition of a more specific or more emphatic clause. Cf. Nay, adv., 2.
- n. An affirmative vote; one who votes in the affirmative.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Yes; ay: a word that expresses affirmation or assent: the opposite of nay: as, Will you go? Yea.
- Indeed; verily; truly; it is so, or is it so? used to introduce a subject.
- Used to intimate that something is to be added by way of intensiveness or amplification: Not this alone; not only so but also; what is more. Compare the similar use of nay.
- In the authorized version of the Bible, so; thus; true; real; consistent.
- Yea is now used only in the sacred, solemn, or formal style. Yea, being mainly a word of assent, was formerly used chiefly in answer to questions framed affirmatively; yes, a stronger term, was chiefly used in answer to questions containing a negative or otherwise implying a doubt. But the distinction does not appear to have been rigidly maintained; and the assertions of the following quotations about yea and yes, like those about nay and no (see no), must be taken with some allowance.
- n. An affirmation.
- n. An affirmative vote; hence, one who votes in the affirmative: as, to call the yeas and nays.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an affirmative
- adv. not only so, but
Middle English, from Old English gēa; see i- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)