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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Oh, yes,
▪ ‘Have you met his wife?’ ‘Oh, yes, I know her quite well.’
say yes/no
▪ Some parents are unable to say no to their children.
vote yes/no
▪ How many people voted Yes in the referendum?
▪ Ninety-nine percent of those responding answered yes.
▪ If you had asked that question six or seven years ago, I would have answered yes..
▪ Attorney Robert Rivas answers yes to both questions.
▪ The patient with damage to one frontal lobe catches on to the original sorting strategy and gets the string of yes answers.
▪ Twenty percent of single women and 18 percent of women who are now separated or divorced answered yes.
▪ Just 17 percent of women in our computer sample gave a yes answer to this question.
▪ Again, more men than women endorsed the romantic ideal by answering yes.
▪ Cosby answered yes when Baum asked if he ever told Jackson he loved her.
▪ Asked if it stemmed from his personal life, she nodded yes.
▪ Evelyn does not nod yes to his question.
▪ They listened as! told them what I'd been doing at EdmoLift and they said yes at once.
▪ He asked me to marry him and I said yes.
▪ At least Emma the cop said yes to Curly.
▪ A surprising number of little boys said yes and meant it.
▪ We would still say yes to both.
▪ Teary voiced, Alistair said yes and thanked her.
▪ He did what no one had done before: he asked what the IRAmight say yes to.
▪ If you want a piece, indicate by saying yes.
▪ Lofgren was leaning toward a yes vote.
▪ The members know perfectly well that they will be beaten over the head with any yes vote at the next election.
▪ Of the 20 lawmakers who received the most money from the credit card industry, 19 voted yes.
▪ In Virginia 89 delegates voted yes and 79 no.
▪ The darn thing passed, with Rady, D'Agosta and -- surprise! -- Pfeiler voting yes.
no/yes sir!
▪ I'm not doing any more work for them. No sir!
Yes, sir, how can I help you?
▪ He asked me to marry him and I said yes.
▪ His propensity for saying yes when no would have been more appropriate kept getting the partnership into trouble.
▪ If your definition is elastic enough, then the answer is yes.
▪ Of the 20 lawmakers who received the most money from the credit card industry, 19 voted yes.
▪ The answer appears to be a resounding yes.
▪ There were a total of five yeses and three noes.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.''

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.''

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English gise, gese "so be it!," probably from gea, ge "so" (see yea) + si "be it!," third person imperative of beon "to be" (see be). Originally stronger than simple yea. Used in Shakespeare mainly as an answer to negative questions. As a noun from 1712. Yes-man is first recorded 1912, American English.


interj. Used to express pleasure, joy, or great excitement. n. 1 An affirmative expression; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance. 2 A vote of support or in favor/favour of something. part. 1 A word used to show agreement or acceptance. 2 A word used to indicate ''disagreement'' or ''dissent'' in reply to a negative statement. vb. (context colloquial transitive English) To agree with, to affirm, to approve.


n. an affirmative; "I was hoping for a yes" [ant: no]

Yes (film)

Yes is a 2004 film written and directed by Sally Potter. It stars Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, Samantha Bond, Sam Neill, Shirley Henderson, Raymond Waring, Stephanie Leonidas, and Sheila Hancock.

The film's dialogue is almost entirely in iambic pentameter and usually rhymes. This artistic choice polarized film critics.

Yes (Morphine album)

Yes is an album by alternative rock band Morphine, released in March 1995. It was their first album to make the Billboard Top 200, but fared less well abroad than its predecessor.

Yes (band)

Yes are a rock band formed in London, England in 1968 by bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson. They reached their critical and commercial peak in the 1970s with a seminal blend of progressive, art and symphonic rock music. They utilise mystical and cosmic lyrics, often within lengthy compositions utilising complex musical arrangements. Nine of their 21 studio albums have reached the top ten in either the UK or US, with two reaching number one in the UK. They have sold 13.5 million certified units in the US. Nineteen people in total have been a part of the band's line-up, including Swiss, South African, American, Russian, and Canadian members. The band's most recent line-up consists of singer Jon Davison, guitarist Steve Howe, bass guitarist Billy Sherwood, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and drummer Alan White.

Squire and guitarist Peter Banks had played together in The Syn and then Mabel Greer's Toyshop. Anderson and later drummer Bill Bruford joined a line-up of Mabel Greer's Toyshop, which evolved into Yes. Keyboardist Tony Kaye completed the first Yes lineup. The 1970s saw Yes release the albums widely viewed as their creative peak: The Yes Album, Fragile (both in 1971), Close to the Edge (1972), Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973), Relayer (1974) and Going for the One (1977). For most of this period, the band included Anderson, Squire, Howe (who replaced Banks in 1970), Rick Wakeman on keyboards and Bruford, or later Alan White, on drums; Kaye and Patrick Moraz each play keyboards on one of these albums. After the relative failure of Tormato (1978) and rise of punk rock, Anderson and Wakeman left in 1980; Squire, Howe and White recorded Drama with Downes and new vocalist Trevor Horn, both also members of The Buggles. Yes disbanded in 1981, with Howe and Downes subsequently creating Asia.

Yes reformed in 1982 with Anderson, Squire, White, a returning Kaye, and singer and guitarist Trevor Rabin, adopting a more pop rock sound. This quickly became the most commercially successful Yes lineup with 90125 (1983), which spawned the US number one single " Owner of a Lonely Heart", and the album Big Generator (1987). The tour in support of Union (1991), which amalgamated members of Yes and Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, was a commercial success that featured an eight-man line-up (instead of a quintet). Subsequent albums and singles have sold less well.

The band toured almost constantly between 1996 and 2004, including both 30th and 35th anniversary shows, also releasing the albums Keys to Ascension (1996), Keys to Ascension 2 (1997), Open Your Eyes (1997), The Ladder (1999), and Magnification (2001) during this period. After a four-year hiatus, Yes resumed touring, replacing Anderson with Benoît David and Wakeman with his son Oliver Wakeman due to health issues. In 2011, they released Fly from Here featuring Downes, who returned on keyboards after 30 years. The following year David left the band due to illness and was replaced by Jon Davison of Glass Hammer. The band's twenty-first studio album Heaven & Earth, their first album with Davison, was released in July 2014. On 19 May 2015, Yes announced that due to leukemia, Squire was taking a leave from the band - for the first time in its history, with Sherwood, a former member as guitarist from 1997 to 2000, announced as his temporary replacement. Since Squire's death on 27 June 2015, Yes no longer features any founding members.

Yes (Yes album)

Yes is the eponymous debut studio album by the English rock band Yes, released on 25 July 1969 by Atlantic Records. Recorded during the first year of their formation, the album displays the band's early musical direction of performing rearranged cover versions of songs by pop, jazz, and folk artists. The album includes covers of " Every Little Thing" by The Beatles and "I See You" by The Byrds and original material, much of which written by singer Jon Anderson.

Yes was not a commercial success upon release and failed to enter the UK chart, but it received a considerable amount of positive reviews from UK and US press. " Sweetness" and " Looking Around" were released as singles which also failed to chart. Yes was remastered in 1994 and 2003; the latter remaster contains several previously unreleased tracks including a rendition of " Something's Coming" from West Side Story.

Yes (Unix)

yes is a Unix command, which outputs an affirmative response, or a user-defined string of text continuously until killed.

Yes (Israel)

yes (formally incorporated as D.B.S. Satellite Services (1998) Ltd) is a satellite television provider ( DBS) in Israel.

Yes (novel)

Yes is a novel by Thomas Bernhard, originally published in German in 1978 and translated into English by Ewald Osers in 1992.


Yes or YES may refer to:

  • An affirmative particle in the English language; see yes and no
  • An indication of acceptance
Yes (Pet Shop Boys album)

Yes is the tenth studio album by English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys, released on 18 March 2009 by Parlophone. The album was recorded throughout 2008 and is produced by Brian Higgins and his production team Xenomania. Xenomania also co-wrote three of the tracks. Guitarist Johnny Marr and string arranger Owen Pallett appear as well. " Love etc." was released on 16 March 2009 as the album's lead single.

Yes (Mika Nakashima album)

Yes is the eighth album by Mika Nakashima; it is the fourth album to be released under her own name. It also was the first of her albums to have been released in both a CD only and a CD+DVD Limited Edition format. The album boasts a slower and more gospel-orientated arrangement.

The Limited Edition includes a bonus DVD featuring the videos for 'Cry No More,' 'Black & Blue,' 'All Hands Together,' 'My Sugar Cat,' 'Mienai Hoshi,' 'I Love You,' and a live recording of her cover of Louis Armstrong's 'What a Wonderful World.' The album and DVD are housed in a box slipcase with a different cover from the standard release of the album, and included a note with information on pre-ordering tickets to her Japan-wide concert tour, 'Yes My Joy,' before others with purchase of the album.

'Yes' debuted at #2 on the Oricon Daily Album Chart in Japan, but its weekly chart debut was at #3, selling 153,261 copies in its first week. To date it has sold close to 296,000 copies in Japan alone.

Yes (McAlmont & Butler song)

"Yes" is the debut single by McAlmont & Butler, released on 15 May 1995 and later included on their debut album The Sound Of... McAlmont & Butler. It was their first UK hit, written and performed by the duo and peaked at number 8 on the UK singles chart. It remains their most successful single.

Both McAlmont and Butler had departed from their previous bands in acrimonious circumstances shortly before the release - McAlmont from Thieves, Butler from Suede. The lyrics of the song were a thinly disguised attack on their former colleagues. In 2013 Bernard Butler spoke to NME about the song's genesis:

Yes (Coldplay song)

"Yes" is a song by English alternative rock band Coldplay. It was written by all members of the band for their fourth album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. A hidden song, entitled "Chinese Sleep Chant", shares this track with "Yes", bringing the length of the track up to over seven minutes.

Yes (LMFAO song)

"Yes" is a song performed by American electro recording duo LMFAO. It was released as the fourth single from the album Party Rock. The song was written by Skyler Austen Gordy and Stefan Kendal Gordy.

YES (Lithuania)

YES – Homeland Revival and Perspective is a centre-right political party in Lithuania. The party was founded by Artūras Zuokas, the Mayor of Vilnius, in 2011.

Usage examples of "yes".

They will find no Pelton, but they will find three women who will swear that, yes, you and your men demanded admittance last night, whereupon you behaved with drunken debauchery, fighting amongst yourselves.

Yes, we have no bananas When a department store was advertising its food department, the owners wanted to attract an upscale, gourmet-oriented clientele.

Harry and i said yes and she said are you going out agen and i said no it is morning now and i am going to bed and she laffed and said good mornin.

And, yes, we do help Om to give allas to the civilizations we discover.

Ray saw Keene set his jaw and knew what he was thinking: no one could mix grandiosity and arrogance like Fredrick Van Alman and, yes, sometimes you wanted to punch out his lights.

Keene set his jaw and knew what he was thinking: no one could mix grandiosity and arrogance like Fredrick Van Alman and, yes, sometimes you wanted to punch out his lights.

Murder coming, yes, anachronism aplenty in the deep Cretaceous, but it was all the same to her and everything would come out even in those dark, sweet depths.

YES, the truth was out, and Darden himself admitted it when he drew back with a snarl, as if to clamp his hands upon the box that contained the most valued items of the Argyle collection.

Yes, Comstock has put Viscount Bolingbroke on the spot regarding that Asiento money.

Yes, that was true, but Sorcor had still been opposed, for there was little more to Askew than sand and rocks and clams.

Yet there was one who made the Zulu people out of nothing, as a potter fashions a vessel from clay, as a smith fashions an assegai out of the ore of the hills, yes, and tempers it with human blood.

Yes, answering nothing, he shrank into the corner and cowered there, while Simbri, taking Atene by the hand, went from the room.

Yes it was Atene who would have fallen, Atene who already fell, had not AYesha put out her hand and caught her by the wrist, bearing all her backward-swaying weight as easily as though she were but an infant, and without effort drawing her to safety.

Yes, I taught up to ten years ago, and I used to tell them that a fortune awaited the man who found the forgotten Aureole Mine.

Yes, those Bulls of the popes are an irrefragable testimony that auricular confession is the most powerful invention of the devil to corrupt the heart, pollute the body, and damn the soul of the priest and his female penitent!