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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Yes'

Yes Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    yes n : an affirmative; "I was hoping for a yes" [ant: no]
Yes Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Yes \Yes\, adv. [OE. yis, [yogh]is, [yogh]es, [yogh]ise, AS. gese, gise; probably fr. ge['a] yea + sw[=a] so. [root]188. See Yea, and So.] Ay; yea; -- a word which expresses affirmation or consent; -- opposed to no. Note: Yes is used, like yea, to enforce, by repetition or addition, something which precedes; as, you have done all this -- yes, you have done more. ``Yes, you despise the man books confined.'' --Pope. Note: ``The fine distinction between `yea' and `yes,' `nay' and `no,' that once existed in English, has quite disappeared. `Yea' and `nay' in Wyclif's time, and a good deal later, were the answers to questions framed in the affirmative. `Will he come?' To this it would have been replied, `Yea' or `Nay', as the case might be. But, `Will he not come?' To this the answer would have been `Yes' or `No.' Sir Thomas More finds fault with Tyndale, that in his translation of the Bible he had not observed this distinction, which was evidently therefore going out even then, that is, in the reign of Henry VIII.; and shortly after it was quite forgotten.'' --Trench.
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  • Yes (Israel): Yes (styled as yes), and formally incorporated as D.B.S. Satellite Services (1998) Ltd was founded in 1998, and is the sole satellite ...
  • Yes: Yes may refer to: One of a pair of English words, yes and no The affirmative grammatical particle in the English language. An indication of ...
  • Yes Plus: Yes Plus (styled as yes+) channel was an Israeli television channel that broadcast foreign (British and American ) TV shows. ...
  • Yes (band): Yes are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968, generally regarded as one of the archetypal bands and pioneers of the ...
  • YES Network: The Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network is a New York City -based, regional cable television channel; it broadcasts a variety ...

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* Rumack Yes I am serious... and don't call me Shirley. - Airplane

* You know what charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question. - Albert Camus

* For God's sake don't say yes until I've finished talking. - Christian Nestell Bovee

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