What does YES mean?

Definitions for YESyɛs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word YES.

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. Barack Obama:

    Yes, we can!

  2. Mohagher Iqbal:

    Yes, we will help.

  3. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina:

    Yes, I am running.

  4. Paul Johnson:

    The answer is: yes.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Yes, they would be.

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