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It Has 3 letters ( y e s )         1 vowels ( e )         2 consonants ( y s )         Word on the contrary sey

Which the Definition/Meaning of yes in categoryENGLISH - PARTICLE
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English - Particle

YES * A word used to show agreement or acceptance. _YES, you are correct._ _YES, you may go play outside now._ _YES, sir, we have your package right here._ * A word used to indicate _disagreement_ or _dissent_ in reply to a negative statement. _It was not my fault we lost the race._ _Oh, YES, it was!_ SYNONYMS * Dialect or archaic forms: arr, ay, aye, yea, yassuh * Nautical, military, telecommunications: affirmative * Colloquial or slang forms: ya, yah, yeah, yeh, yep, yeppers, yup, yuppers, yus, ahuh, mhm, uh huh. * See also: Wikisaurus:yes ANTONYMS * Standard form: no * Nautical, military, telecommunications: negative * Dialect or archaic forms: nay * Colloquial or slang forms: ixnay, nah, naw, nope * See also: Wikisaurus:no DERIVED TERMS * yes and amen * yes and no * yes-no question TRANSLATIONS USAGE NOTES * In Old and Middle English, _yes_ was a more forceful affirmative than _yea_. * An example of YES used to disagree with a statement: the questions "You don’t want it, do you?" and "Don’t you want it?" are answered by "yes" if the respondent _does_ want the item, and "no" if not. Many languages use a specific word for this purpose; see translation table above.

yes

  1. A word used to show agreement or acceptance.
    Yes, you are correct.
    Yes, you may go play outside now.
    Yes, sir, we have your package right here.
  2. A word used to indicate disagreement or dissent in reply to a negative statement.
    It was not my fault we lost the race.
    Oh, yes, it was!

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Which the Definition/Meaning of yes in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English _yes_, _yis_, from Old English _ġēse_, _ġīse_, _ġȳse_, _*ġīese_ (“yes, of course, so be it”), equivalent to _ġēa_ (“yes", "so”) + _sī(e)_ (“may it be”). Compare _yea_.

From Middle English yes, yis, from Old English ġēse, ġīse, ġȳse, *ġīese (yes, of course, so be it), equivalent to ġēa (yes", "so) + sī(e) (may it be). Compare yea.

Which the Definition/Meaning of yes in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (UK)IPA: /jɛs/ * (US)IPA: /jɛs/ * Rhymes: -ɛs

  • (UK)IPA: /jɛs/
  • (US)IPA: /jɛs/
  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Which the Definition/Meaning of yes in categoryENGLISH - INTERJECTION
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English - Interjection

YES! * Used to express pleasure, joy, or great excitement. _Our second goal of the match! YES!_ ANTONYMS * no TRANSLATIONS

yes!

  1. Used to express pleasure, joy, or great excitement.
    Our second goal of the match! Yes!

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Which the Definition/Meaning of yes in categoryENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

YES (_plural_ YESES _or_ YESSES) * 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"._ SYNONYMS * (answer that shows agreement or acceptance): aye, yea * (vote in support): aye, yea ANTONYMS * (answer that shows agreement or acceptance): no, nay * (vote in support): nay TRANSLATIONS

yes (plural yeses or yesses)

  1. An affirmative expression; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
    Was that a yes?
  2. 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".

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Which the Definition/Meaning of yes in categoryENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

YES (_third-person singular simple present_ YESES, _present participle_ YESSING, _simple past and past participle_ YESSED) * (colloquial, transitive) To agree with, to affirm, to approve. _Did he YES the veto?_ * (slang) To attempt to flatter someone by habitually agreeing. SYNONYMS (to approve, to affirm): agree, consent TRANSLATIONS DERIVED TERMS * yes man * yes to death

yes (third-person singular simple present yeses, present participle yessing, simple past and past participle yessed)

  1. (colloquial, transitive) To agree with, to affirm, to approve.
    Did he yes the veto?
  2. (slang) To attempt to flatter someone by habitually agreeing.

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(to approve, to affirm): agree, consent

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Which the Definition/Meaning of yes in categoryASTURIAN - VERB
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Asturian - Verb

YES * second-person singular present indicative of _ser_

yes

  1. second-person singular present indicative of ser

Which the Definition/Meaning of yes in categoryDUTCH - ETYMOLOGY
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Dutch - Etymology

From English _yes_.

From English yes.

Which the Definition/Meaning of yes in categoryDUTCH - PRONUNCIATION
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Dutch - Pronunciation

* Rhymes: -ɛs

  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Which the Definition/Meaning of yes in categoryDUTCH - INTERJECTION
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Dutch - Interjection

YES * (colloquial) yes! SYNONYMS * ja

yes

  1. (colloquial) yes!

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Which the Definition/Meaning of yes in categoryFRENCH - ETYMOLOGY
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French - Etymology

From English _yes_.

From English yes.

Which the Definition/Meaning of yes in categoryFRENCH - PRONUNCIATION
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French - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /jɛs/

  • IPA(key): /jɛs/

Which the Definition/Meaning of yes in categoryFRENCH - INTERJECTION
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French - Interjection

YES * (chiefly Quebec, colloquial) yes! SYNONYMS * oui

yes

  1. (chiefly Quebec, colloquial) yes!

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Which the Definition/Meaning of yes in categoryIDO - ADVERB
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Ido - Adverb

YES * yes ANTONYMS * no

yes

  1. yes

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Which the Definition/Meaning of yes in categoryNOVIAL - PARTICLE
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Novial - Particle

YES * yes ANTONYMS * no

yes

  1. yes

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Which the Definition/Meaning of yes in categoryTOK PISIN - ETYMOLOGY
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Tok Pisin - Etymology

From English _yes_.

From English yes.

Which the Definition/Meaning of yes in categoryTOK PISIN - ADVERB
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Tok Pisin - Adverb

YES * yes (all senses)

yes

  1. yes (all senses)


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