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The Collaborative Dictionary

Yea \Yea\ (y[=a] or y[=e]; 277), adv. [OE. ye, ya, [yogh]e, [yogh]a, AS. ge['a]; akin to OFries. g[=e], i[=e], OS., D., OHG., G., Dan. & Sw. ja, Icel, j[=a], Goth. ja, jai, and probably to Gr. "h^ truly, verily. [root]188. Cf. Yes.] [1913 Webster]
Yes; ay; a word expressing assent, or an affirmative, or an affirmative answer to a question, now superseded by yes. See Yes. [1913 Webster] Let your communication be yea, yea; nay, nay. --Matt. v.
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More than this; not only so, but; -- used to mark the addition of a more specific or more emphatic clause. Cf. Nay, adv.,
[1913 Webster] I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. --Phil. i.
[1913 Webster] Note: Yea sometimes introduces a clause, with the sense of indeed, verily, truly. "Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?" --Gen. iii.
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Yea \Yea\, n. An affirmative vote; one who votes in the affirmative; as, a vote by yeas and nays. [1913 Webster] Note: In the Scriptures, yea is used as a sign of certainty or stability. "All the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen." --2 Cor. i.
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Word Net

yea n : an affirmative; "The yeas have it" [ant: nay] adv : not only so, but; "I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice" [syn: yeah]

Moby Thesaurus

Australian ballot, Hare system, OK, a fortiori, above all, acceptance, additionally, adherence, admiration, affirmative, affirmative attitude, affirmativeness, agreed, all right, all the more, along, amen, approbation, approval, as well, aye, ballot, besides, blessing, canvass, canvassing, casting vote, chiefly, countenance, counting heads, cumulative voting, deciding vote, division, dominantly, endorsement, enfranchisement, especially, esteem, even, ever so, fagot vote, favor, favorable vote, first of all, franchise, graveyard vote, hand vote, in chief, in the main, indeed, likewise, list system, mainly, more, more than ever, moreover, mostly, nay, never so, no, no end, nod, nod of assent, nontransferable vote, particularly, peculiarly, plebiscite, plebiscitum, plumper, plural vote, poll, polling, predominantly, preferential voting, primarily, principally, proportional representation, proxy, record vote, referendum, representation, respect, right to vote, rising vote, sanction, say, seal of approval, secret ballot, show of hands, single vote, snap vote, stamp of approval, still more, straw vote, suffrage, thumbs-up, too, transferable vote, truly, verily, viva voce, voice, voice vote, vote, voting, voting right, write-in, write-in vote, yea vote, yea-saying, yeas and nays, yep, yes, yet



gea, from *|jā. Cognate with Dutch ja, German ja, Swedish ja.


  • , /jeɪ/, /jeI/


  1. yes
  2. Thus, so (now often accompanied by a hand gesture)
    The pony was yea high.



  1. yeah, right, yes
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