What does yes mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yes(noun)

    an affirmative

    "I was hoping for a yes"


  1. yes(Noun)

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

    Was that a yes?

  2. yes(Noun)

    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".

  3. yes(Verb)

    To agree with, to affirm, to approve.

  4. yes(Verb)

    To attempt to flatter someone by habitually agreeing.

  5. yes(Adverb)

    A word used to show agreement or acceptance.

  6. yes(Adverb)

    A word used to indicate disagreement or dissent in reply to a negative statement.

  7. yes(Interjection)

    Used to express pleasure, joy, or great excitement.

    Our second goal of the match! Yes!

  8. Origin: yes, yis from ġēse, ġȳse, ġīse "yes, of course, so be it", equivalent to gea + sie. Compare yea.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yes(adverb)

    ay; yea; -- a word which expresses affirmation or consent; -- opposed to no

  2. Origin: [OE. yis, is, es, ise, AS. gese, gise; probably fr. ge yea + sw so. 188. See Yea, and So.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Yes

    yes, adv. ay: a word of affirmation or consent. [A.S. gise, gesegeá, yea, , let it be.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'yes' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #410

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'yes' in Written Corpus Frequency: #47


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yes in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    Yes, yes, yes, yes...

  2. Kawin Ngernanek:

    Yes, yes, yes, yes, kingfisher Holdings Ltd. buys several types of products.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    Just for the record, yes, I'm bilingual. Yes, my wife is from Mexico. Yes, I love the Mexican culture. And yes, I'm an American and so is my wife and we have a set of shared values just like everybody else, there's no conflict there at all.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, first of all, under Dodd-Frank, that is what will happen because we now have stress tests and I'm going to impose a risk fee on the big bank if they engage in risky behavior but they have to know, their shareholders have to know that yes, they will fail and if they're too big to fail. Then under my plan and others that have been proposed, they may have to be broken up.

  5. James Clyburn:

    Would be Hillary be helpful? Yes she would, but she is not the only one who would help. There are a lot of Democrats at the top of the ticket who would be helpful. Would Elizabeth Warren be helpful. Yes she would. Would Joe Biden be helpful? Yes he would. I don't agree with this whole notion that it has to Hillary Clinton or it won't be a positive. I don't think that's the case at all. A presidential year is going to be helpful for us.

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