from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. It is so; as you say or ask. Used to express affirmation, agreement, positive confirmation, or consent.
- n. An affirmative or consenting reply.
- n. An affirmative vote or voter.
- transitive v. To give an affirmative reply to.
- interj. Used to express great satisfaction, approval, or happiness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- prep. A word used to show agreement or acceptance.
- prep. A word used to indicate disagreement or dissent in reply to a negative statement.
- interj. Used to express pleasure, joy, or great excitement.
- n. An affirmative expression; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
- n. A vote of support or in favor/favour of something.
- v. To agree with, to affirm, to approve.
- v. To attempt to flatter someone by habitually agreeing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Ay; yea; -- a word which expresses affirmation or consent; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A word which expresses affirmation or consent: opposed to no. It is also used, like yea, to enforce by repetition or addition something which precedes.
- [For distinction between yes and yea, no and nay, see yea.]
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an affirmative
Hi Ray,,Eric and I were just discussing EBooks the other day and although the technology is very exciting, there is something about a book, especially one that smells,,yes, yes, Eric and I smell our books.
"_No_," if as to Taprobane in connexion with Ceylon we say both "_Yes_" and "_No_," -- not the less we come back with a reiterated "_Yes, yes, yes_," upon Ceylon as the crest and eagle's plume of the Indies, as the priceless pearl, the ruby without a flaw, and (once again we say it) as the Pandora of oriental islands.
Of course I said yes -- _yes_, it would be entirely proper and perfectly splendid, though they might have forgotten to put anything of the sort into books of etiquette.
Salvation Army, I needn't be a martyr any longer, but should be saved at once, I would have screamed "Yes -- yes -- _yes_!"
"Yes, yes, _yes_!" came the response from two score eager voices.
Why, yes -- uneasily one answers, _yes_; but still the case records
So anyway, Brooklyn was really nice, once I get back to s’pore im going to see if I can dload those pieces oh yes, and the musical was performed by just 5 pple yes
"'Rolf,' I said, 'if you could say yes and no, you would be able to talk to us; now, look here! when you want to say _yes_, give us your paw _twice_, and if _no_, then give it _three_ times,' and I at once put this suggestion to an easy test, for I asked him if he would like to be spanked -- and he returned a decided _no_!
Incredibly, you can utter the word yes virtually anywhere—from Timbuktu to a multinational space station orbiting beyond the stratosphere—and be understood.
She puffed out the word yes as if she were blowing up a balloon.