yes: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (yes), [key]
— adv., n., pl. v., yes•es, yessed, yes•sing.
  1. (used to express affirmation or assent or to mark the addition of something emphasizing and amplifying a previous statement): Do you want that? Yes, I do.
  2. (used to express an emphatic contradiction of a previously negative statement or command): Don't do that! Oh, yes I will!
  3. (used, usually interrogatively, to express hesitation, uncertainty, curiosity, etc.): “Yes?” he said as he opened the door. That was a marvelous show! Yes?
  4. (used to express polite or minimal interest or attention.)
  1. an affirmative reply.
  1. to give an affirmative reply to; give assent or approval to.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • yes (Thesaurus)