Pronunciation Adverb

yea (not comparable)

  1. (dated) Yes.
    • Yea, have not too many amongst us added to their unreformation an impudence in sinning?
  2. Thus, so (now often accompanied by a hand gesture).
    The pony was yea high.
Synonyms Antonyms Conjunction
  1. (archaic) Or even, or more like, nay. Introduces a stronger and more appropriate expression than the preceding one.
      • (with modern spelling) [N]ow such a life ungodly, without a care of doing the will of the Lord (though they profess him in their mouths, yea though they believe and acknowledge all the Articles of the Creed, yea have knowledge of the Scriptures) yet if they live ungodly, they deny God, and therefore shall be denied
    • c. 1633, The Flea, by John Donne
      O stay, three lives in one flea spare,
      Where we almost, yea, more than married are.
  1. (in some dialects of American English, including Southern, Western, and African American Vernacular) Yeah, right, yes.

yea (plural yeas)

  1. An affirmative vote, usually but not always spoken
  • (An affirmative vote) nay
  • IPA: /ˈjɛ(ə)/, /ˈjæ.ə/
  1. (nonstandard, proscribed) Alternative spelling of yeah#English|yeah
Pronunciation Interjection
  1. Misspelling of yay

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