American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
- adv. dated yes
- adv. Thus, so (now often accompanied by a hand gesture)
- interj. Western yeah, right, yes
- interj. common misspelling of yeah.
- n. An affirmative vote, usually but not always spoken
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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 Yes; ay; a word expressing assent, or an affirmative, or an affirmative answer to a question, now superseded by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.
- 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)
“As "yea" is His word, so "Amen" is His oath, which makes our assurance of the fulfilment doubly sure.”
“February 12th, 2010 at 2: 30 pm muzz (brought to you by Screaming Yellow Zonkers) says: bizarrobrain – yea, and with the blind following of the rightwing goons that the trolls do – they are just going to get stupider and stupider by the day”
“Walker's Andrew Jackson, after leading the over-eager troupe through an opening number that repeats the words "Populism yea yea," is next seen playing with wooden dolls as a child who loses his parents to either cholera or Indian attacks.”
“They don't listen, just whine and complain ... yea, that's helping us ... sure it is???”
“Faster come back then we can go and * panggang* again yea?”
“This does not mean that we should always use the word yea, for it might as well have been translated yes.”
“One yea is equal to fifty cents or slightly more than two shillings.”
“Second, if those provisions remain in the conference bill (and I forecast that they will remain), Bush faces the real danger of Republicans fleeing to change their votes to "yea" -- a very real possibility for those career politicans who want to be re-elected in 2008.”
“Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Majority Whip Rahm Emanuel delivered "yea" - votes from 60 percent of Democratic House members and thereby gave the bill the only chance of passage it had.”
“While not a single Republican voted "yea" - and 11 Democrats also cast ballots in the negative, uniting with House Republican leader John Boehner - the largest economic stimulus bill ever, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H. R.I), passed in the House by a vote of 244 to 188.”
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