Adjective "yea" definition and examples

(Yea may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


  1. 'The gay marriage thing is not so much about beliefs as about politicians saying yea or nay to this, it's not really about the church.'
  2. 'But do not forget that at the end of the day it will be a Plans Panel of councillors (not including me) who say either yea or nay, so the more people who write to protest the better.'
  3. 'I'm unlikely to commit firmly to a date via email - I'd prefer to meet people in person before saying yea or nay - but you can get a head start by introducing yourself to me electronically before the con begins.'
  4. 'From now on, every three months we will have to send their details to immigration again to get them to say yea or nay.'
  5. 'But, even though Waters had no real power to say yea or nay to their ideas, they were eager please the Pope of Trash (as William Burroughs once dubbed him).'
  6. 'The Turks became such powerful political brokers in late 16th-century Europe that the French humanist Michel de Montaigne concluded that ‘the mightiest, yea the best settled estate that is now in the world is that of the Turkes’.'
  7. 'Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.'


An affirmative answer.
  1. 'Yes, I - in the sense that this is not a classic sort of debate where you have the yeas and the nays, but, instead, what you have are questions presented to each of the candidates.'
  2. 'As to whether the number of cardinals has increased or not in your yards, the nays slightly outnumbered the yeas and ‘no changes.’'
  3. 'What, you must be wondering, is the correct response, yea or nay?'
  4. 'As it turned out, about six of the questions were unanswerable, unless you wanted to boil down your various views to a yea or nay.'
  5. 'If there's a problem on the floor, the proper channels, the paperwork, seeing all the different people before you can get a yea or nay - it all takes time.'
  6. 'Boral basically says it's reserved its options, looking at the ACCC reasoning and will get back to us with a final, definitive yea or nay to continue or abort the deal.'
  7. 'Surely, it must be the members to say yea or nay, and I have no problem with the party deciding - that's the point of democracy.'
  8. 'Which underscores the risk of such a process in which the Opposition needs only to say yea or nay, with responsibility for delivery on what was agreed reserved to the Government.'
  9. 'As this is our first formal review of products of this type, we think it best to postpone giving a formal yea or nay until we've had a chance to try out the competition's offerings.'
  10. 'Passage of this so-called fast-track or trade-promotion authority would limit Congress' role in shaping future trade agreements to a simple yea or nay.'
  11. 'Must President Bush come before Congress, the Senate for example, and ask for a yea or nay vote on war with Iraq?'
  12. 'By a roll call vote of 12 yeas to 19 nays, the amendment was defeated.'
  13. 'In most parts of the country any vote on this - yea or nea - will instantly make you a lot of enemies.'
  14. 'He has demanded that U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick apply tighter restrictions to them before Congress votes yea or nay.'
  15. 'Can we say, ‘I vote yea on the confirmation of Alberto Gonzalez for Attorney general?’'
  16. 'Specter and Landrieu upset a critical Appropriations Committee vote by switching from yea to nay.'


    More definitions

    1. yes (used in affirmation or assent).

    2. indeed: Yea, and he did come.

    3. not only this but even: a good, yea, a noble man. noun

    4. an affirmation; an affirmative reply or vote.

    5. a person who votes in the affirmative.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "ballots can be yea."


    (yea)Old English gēa, gē, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German ja.