yes

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1yes

adverb \ˈyes\

—used to give a positive answer or reply to a question, request, or offer

—used to express agreement with an earlier statement or to say that statement is true

—used to introduce a statement that corrects or disagrees with an earlier negative statement

Full Definition of YES

1
—used as a function word to express assent or agreement <are you ready? Yes, I am>
2
—used as a function word usually to introduce correction or contradiction of a negative assertion or direction <don't say that! Yes, I will>
3
—used as a function word to introduce a more emphatic or explicit phrase
4
—used as a function word to indicate uncertainty or polite interest or attentiveness

Examples of YES

  1. <yes, I'll be ready for the test tomorrow>

Origin of YES

Middle English, from Old English gēse
First Known Use: before 12th century

2yes

noun

: a positive reply : an answer of yes

Full Definition of YES

:  an affirmative reply :  yea

Examples of YES

  1. We need a yes to go ahead with the project.
  2. She answered all the questions with yeses and nos.

First Known Use of YES

1712

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