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Meaning of YEA

Pronunciation:  yey

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an affirmative; "The yeas have it"
  2. [adv]  not only so, but; "I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice"

YEA is a 3 letter word that starts with Y.


 Synonyms: yeah
 Antonyms: nay
 See Also: affirmative



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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}.]
    1. Yes; ay; a word expressing assent, or an affirmative, or
       an affirmative answer to a question, now superseded by
       yes. See {Yes}.
             Let your communication be yea, yea; nay, nay.
                                                   --Matt. v. 37.
    2. More than this; not only so, but; -- used to mark the
       addition of a more specific or more emphatic clause. Cf.
       {Nay}, adv., 2.
             I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. --Phil.
                                                   i. 18.
    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. 1.
  2. \Yea\, n.
    An affirmative vote; one who votes in the affirmative; as, a
    vote by yeas and nays.
    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. 20.