Definitions for yes
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word yes.
"I was hoping for a yes"
An affirmative expression; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
Was that a yes?
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".
To agree with, to affirm, to approve.
To attempt to flatter someone by habitually agreeing.
A word used to show agreement or acceptance.
A word used to indicate disagreement or dissent in reply to a negative statement.
Used to express pleasure, joy, or great excitement.
Our second goal of the match! Yes!
Etymology: yes, yis from ġēse, ġȳse, ġīse "yes, of course, so be it", equivalent to gea + sie. Compare yea.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A term of affirmation; the affirmative particle opposed to no.
Etymology: gise , Saxon.
This were a fit speech for a general in the head of an army, when going to battle: yes, and it is no less fit speech in the head of a council, upon a deliberation of entrance into a war. Francis Bacon.
Yes, you despise the man to books confin’d,
Who from his study rails at human kind,
Though what he learns he speaks. Alexander Pope.
ay; yea; -- a word which expresses affirmation or consent; -- opposed to no
Etymology: [OE. yis, is, es, ise, AS. gese, gise; probably fr. ge yea + sw so. 188. See Yea, and So.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
yes, adv. ay: a word of affirmation or consent. [A.S. gise, gese—geá, yea, sý, let it be.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'yes' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #410
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'yes' in Written Corpus Frequency: #47
The numerical value of yes in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of yes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
The executive committee today... decided that, yes, we are going to play in November and December and, yes, the final is going to be played on Dec. 18, it's a Sunday and it's also the national day of Qatar and, in principle, we try to play in 28 days.
We hope we can come back to the export levels that we had before the sanctions, yes, 2.5 (million barrels per day), around.
I made it very clear, yes, that I did not think there should be a vote prior to the election.
Yes, it would, but it would mean that we would join the rest of the industrialized world and make sure that when a mom has a baby, she can, in fact, stay home with that baby for three months rather than go back to work at the end of one week.
If The FAA says The FAA's safe, Boeing says The FAA's safe, American Airlines say The FAA's safe, we are the ones who have to stand there with them and say we agree... or we don't agree, we want to say yes, but we will not be forced to say yes. I'm on that airplane as the last line of defense for our passengers.
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- ааи, аиеиAbkhaz
- نعم, بَلىArabic
- так, даBelarusian
- হ্যাঁ, জিBengali
- síCatalan, Valencian
- sì, ièCorsican
- jo, anoCzech
- ja, joDanish
- Ja, dochGerman
- sí, por el contrario, aceptar, a favorSpanish
- بله, آره, چراPersian
- jaa, kyllä, vahvistaa, myönnellä, kylläpäsFinnish
- ia, ioFijian
- jú, jaFaroese
- oui, siFrench
- jaWestern Frisian
- כֵּן, יש!, דווקא כןHebrew
- जी, जी हाँ, हाँHindi
- igen, de igenHungarian
- այո, հաArmenian
- já, júIcelandic
- ええ, よし, うん, いいえ, やった, はいJapanese
- ურა, კი, თანხმობა, ჰო, დიახ, ხო, ვაშაGeorgian
- aapKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- ច៎ា, អឺ, បាទ, អើKhmer
- 네, 아니요, 예Korean
- макул, ообаKyrgyz
- ita, yesLatin
- joLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ແມ່ນ, ແມ່ນແລ້ວLao
- ya, ha'ahMalay
- ဟုတ်ကဲ့, အင်းBurmese
- ja, wel, toch, jawelDutch
- ja, jo, yesNorwegian
- aooʼNavajo, Navaho
- оOssetian, Ossetic
- ਹਾਂPanjabi, Punjabi
- ależ tak, owszem, tak, noPolish
- هوPashto, Pushto
- sim, a favor, afirmativo, é!Portuguese
- ea, hai, bainschi hei, bagn, bainschi hai, gie, bein, gea, schi, bain, gea bagn, hei, bainschiRomansh
- ещё как, так, напро́тив, да, наоборо́тRussian
- आं, एवंSanskrit
- da, to!, даSerbo-Croatian
- ඔවුSinhala, Sinhalese
- no, hej, ánoSlovak
- to!, dà, jáSlovene
- ja, joSwedish
- ఔను, అవునుTelugu
- ори, бале, ҳаTajik
- ถูก, ค่ะ, ใช่, อืม, ครับ, ถูกต้องThai
- opo, ooTagalog
- ioTonga (Tonga Islands)
- ھەئەUyghur, Uighur
- ہاں, جی ہاں, جیUrdu
- ha, boʻptiUzbek
- phải, ờ, được, ừ, vâng, có chứ, được chứ, dạ, có, rồiVietnamese
- awè, åy, oyi, siyaWalloon
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