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3 definitions found
 for Yes
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  yes
      n 1: an affirmative; "I was hoping for a yes" [ant: no]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  150 Moby Thesaurus words for "yes":
     Australian ballot, Hare system, OK, Roger, abide by, absolutely,
     accede, accept, acclaim, accordantly, acquiesce, acquiesce in,
     acquiescently, affirmative, affirmative attitude, affirmatively,
     affirmativeness, agree, agree to, agree with, agreeably, agreed,
     all right, alright, alrighty, amen, applaud, approvingly,
     as you say, assent, assentingly, assuredly, aye, ballot,
     beyond a doubt, buy, by all means, canvass, canvassing,
     casting vote, certainly, cheer, compliantly, comply, consent,
     consentingly, counting heads, cumulative voting, da, deciding vote,
     division, enfranchisement, exactly, fagot vote, favorably, fine,
     franchise, give the nod, gladly, good, good enough, graveyard vote,
     hail, hand vote, hear, hold with, in toto, indeed, indeedy, ja,
     just so, list system, mais oui, most assuredly, naturally,
     naturellement, nay, no, nod, nod assent, nod of assent,
     nontransferable vote, of course, okay, oui, plebiscite,
     plebiscitum, plumper, plural vote, poll, polling, positively,
     precisely, preferential voting, proportional representation, proxy,
     quite, rather, really, receive, record vote, referendum,
     representation, right, right to vote, righto, rising vote, say,
     secret ballot, show of hands, single vote, snap vote, straw vote,
     subscribe, subscribe to, suffrage, sure, sure thing, surely,
     take kindly to, thumbs-up, to be sure, transferable vote, truly,
     undoubtedly, unquestionably, very well, viva voce, voice,
     voice vote, vote, vote for, voting, voting right, welcome,
     well and good, why yes, willingly, write-in, write-in vote, yea,
     yea-saying, yeah, yeas and nays, yep, yes indeed, yes indeedy,
     yes sir, yes sirree, yield assent
  
  

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