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62760 y Y, the twenty fifth letter of the English Alphabet, is taken from the Greed. At the beginning of ...
62761 yacht YACHT, n. yot. [G., It is properly a boat drawn by horses.] A vessel of state used to convey ...
62762 yager YAGER, n. Yawger. [G., to chase.] A horseman.
62763 yahoo YAHOO, n. A word used by Chesterfield, I suppose for a savage, or a person resembling a savage.
62764 yak YAK, n. A species of ox, with cylindric horns curving outwards, long pendent hair, and villous ...
62765 yam YAM, n. A large esculent root growing in tropical climates.
62766 yamboo YAMBOO, n. A kind of plant producing fruit like a plum.
62767 yankee YANKEE, n. A corrupt pronunciation of the word English by the native Indians of America.
62768 yanolite YANOLITE, n. A mineral, called also axinite or thumerstone, whose crystals resemble an ax.
62769 yap YAP, to bark, is not a legitimate word.
62770 yapon YAPON, n. The cassine or South Sea tea. The Ileex cassine or youpon, is a shrub growing in the S. ...
62772 yard-arm YARD-ARM, n. [yard and arm.] Either half of a ships yard, from the center or mast to the end.
62773 yard-stick YARD-STICK, n. [yard and stick.] A stick three feet in length, used as a measure of cloth, &c.
62774 yard-wand YARD-WAND, n. [yard and wand.] A measure of a yard; now yard-stick.
62771 yard YARD, n. 1. A measure of three feet or thirty six inches. It is just seven niths of the Paris ...
62775 yare YARE, a. [See Eager.] Ready; dextrous; eager.
62776 yarely YARELY, adv. Readily; dextrously; skillfully.
62777 yarn YARN, n. 1. Spun wool; woolen thread; but it is applied also to other species of thread, as to ...
62778 yarr YARR, v.i. To growl or snarl, as a dog. [Not in use.]
62779 yarrish YARRISH, a. Having a rough dry taste. [Local.]
62780 yarrow YARROW, n. A plant of the genus Achillea; the milfoil, or plant of a thousand leaves.
62781 yate YATE, in the north of England, is used for gate.
62782 yaw YAW, n. The African name of a raspberry.YAW, v.i. 1. To rise in blisters, breaking in white froth, ...
62783 yawl YAWL, n. A small ships boat, usually rowed by four or six oars.YAWL, v.i. To cry out. [See Yell.]
62784 yawn YAWN, v.i. [G., Gr.] 1. To gape; to oscitate; to have the mouth open involuntarily through ...
62785 yawning YAWNING, ppr.1. Gaping; opening wide.2. a. Sleepy; drowsy; dull.YAWNING, n. The act of gaping or ...
62786 yaws YAWS, n. A severe cutaneous disease, which is indigenous in Africa, and from Africa it has been ...
62787 yclad YCLAD, pp. Clad. [This word and the following retain the y, which is the remains of the Saxon ge, ...
62788 ycleped YCLEPED, pp. [See Yclad.] Called; named; it is obsolete, except in burlesque.
62789 ydrad YDRAD, pp. Dreaded.
62790 ye YE, pron. The nominative plural of the second person, of which thou is the singular. But the two ...
62791 yea YEA, adv. Ya.1. Yes; a word that expresses affirmation or assent. Will you go? Yea. It sometimes ...
62792 yead YEAD, GEAD, v.i. To go.
62793 yean YEAN, v.i. To bring forth young, as a goat or sheep; to lamb. [Obsolete or local.]
62794 yeaned YEANED, pp. Brought forth.
62795 yeanling YEANLING, n. The young of sheep; a lamb. [Obsolete or local.]
62797 year-book YEAR-BOOK, n. [year and book.] A book containing annual reports of cases adjudged in the courts of ...
62796 year YEAR, n. [G.]1. The space or period of time in which the sun moves through the twelve signs of the ...
62798 yeared YEARED, a. Containing years. [Not in use.]
62799 yearling YEARLING, n. A young beast one year old, or in the second year of his age.YEARLING, a. Being a year ...
62800 yearly YEARLY, a. 1. Annual; happening; accruing or coming every year; as a yearly rent or income.2. ...
62801 yearn YEARN, YERN, v.i. [G. The sense is to strain, or stretch forward. We have earnest from the same ...
62802 yearnful YEARNFUL, YERNFUL, a. Mournful; distressing.
62803 yearning YEARNING, YERNING, pp. Longing; having longing desire.YEARNING, YERNING, n. Strong emotions of ...
62804 yeast YEAST, n. 1. Barm; the foam, froth or flower of beer or other liquor in fermentation; used for ...
62805 yeasty YEASTY, a. Frothy; foamy; spumy; like yeast.
62806 yelk YELK, n. [See Gold and Yellow.] The yellow part of an egg; the vitellus. It is sometimes written ...
62807 yell YELL, v.i. [It agrees in elements with call.] To cry out with a hideous noise; to cry or scream as ...
62808 yelling YELLING, pp. Uttering hideous outcries; shrieking; as yelling monsters.YELLING, n. The act of ...
62810 yellow-blossomed YELLOW-BLOSSOMED, a. Furnished or adorned with yellow flowers.
62811 yellow-boy YELLOW-BOY, n. A gold coin. [Vulgar.]
62812 yellow-earth YELLOW-EARTH, n. A soft yellow mineral found at Webraw, in Upper Lusatia. United with clay and ...
62813 yellow-fever YELLOW-FEVER, n. A malignant disease of warm climates, which often suffuses the skin with a ...
62814 yellow-golds YELLOW-GOLDS, n. A flower.
62815 yellow-hammer YELLOW-HAMMER, n. A bird of the genus Emberiza. Its throat and the crown of the head, are yellow.
62809 yellow YELLOW, a. [G. See Gold.] Being of a bright color; the color of gold.YELLOW, n. A bright color, ...
62816 yellowish YELLOWISH, a. Somewhat yellow; as, amber is of a yellowish color.
62817 yellowishness YELLOWISHNESS, n. The quality of being somewhat yellow.
62818 yellowness YELLOWNESS, n. 1. The quality of being yellow; as the yellowness of an orange.2. Jealousy. [Not in ...
62819 yellows YELLOWS, n. A disease of horses, cattle and sheep, in which the eyes are tinged with a yellow ...
62820 yelp YELP, v.i. To bark, as a beagle-hound after his prey, or as other dog.
62821 yelping YELPING, ppr. Barking in a particular manner.
62822 yenite YENITE, n. A mineral found in the isle of Elba, and in other places, of a brown or brownish black ...
62823 yeoman YEOMAN, n. [See Common.]1. A common man, or one of the plebeians, of the first or most respectable ...
62824 yeomanly YEOMANLY, a. Pertaining to a yeoman.
62825 yeomanry YEOMANRY, n. The collective body of yeomen or freeholders. Thus the common people in America, are ...
62826 yerk YERK, v.t. To throw or thrust with a sudden smart spring; as, horses yerk their heels.YERK, n. A ...
62827 yerking YERKING, ppr. Thrusting with a quick spring.
62828 yern YERN. [See Yearn.]
62829 yernful YEARNFUL, YERNFUL, a. Mournful; distressing.
62830 yerning YEARNING, YERNING, pp. Longing; having longing desire.YEARNING, YERNING, n. Strong emotions of ...
62831 yes YES, adv. A word which expresses affirmation or consent; opposed to no; as, are you married, madam? ...
62832 yest YEST, [See Yeast.]
62833 yester YESTER, a. [G., L.] Last; last past; next before the present; as yester sun.[Note. This is seldom ...
62834 yesterday YESTERDAY, n. [See Yester.]1. The day last past; the day next before the present.All our yesterdays ...
62835 yesternight YESTERNIGHT, n. [yester and night.]1. The last night.2. It is used without preposition. My brother ...
62836 yesty YESTY. [See Yeasty.]
62837 yet YET, conj. [Gr.] Nevertheless; notwithstanding; however. I come to you in the spirit of peace; yet ...
62838 yew YEW, n. An evergreen tree of the genus Taxus, valued for its wood or timber.YEW, v.i. To rise, as ...
62839 yewen YEWEN, a. Made of yew.
62840 yex YEX, n. A hiccough. [Little used.]YEX, v.i. To hiccough.
62841 yfere YFERE, adv. Together. [Not in use.]
62842 yield YIELD, v.t. 1. To produce, as land, stock or funds; to give in return for labor, or as profit. ...
62843 yieldableness YIELDABLENESS, n. Disposition to comply. [A bad word and not used.]
62844 yieldance YIELDANCE, n. Act of producing; concession. [Not used.]
62845 yielded YIELDED, pp. Produced; afforded; conceded; allowed; resigned; surrendered.
62846 yielder YIELDER, n. One who yields.
62847 yielding YIELDING, ppr.1. Producing; affording; conceding; resigning; surrendering; allowing.2. a. Inclined ...
62848 yieldingly YIELDINGLY, adv. With compliance.
62849 yieldingness YIELDINGNESS, n. Disposition to comply; quality of yielding.
62850 yog YUG, YOG, n. In the mythology of India, an age; one of the ages into which the Hindoos divide the ...
62851 yojan YOJAN, n. In the East Indies, a measure or distance of five miles.
62853 yoke-elm YOKE-ELM, n. A tree.
62854 yoke-fellow YOKE-FELLOW, YOKE-MATE, n. [yoke and fellow or mate.] 1. An associate or companion.2. A mate; a ...
62855 yoke-mate YOKE-FELLOW, YOKE-MATE, n. [yoke and fellow or mate.] 1. An associate or companion.2. A mate; a ...
62852 yoke YOKE, n. [G., L., Gr.]1. A piece of timber, hollowed or made curving near each end, and fitted with ...
62856 yoked YOKED, pp. Confined in a yoke; joined; coupled.
62857 yoking YOKING, ppr. Putting a yoke on; joining; coupling.
62858 yold YOLD, for yielded. [Not in use.]
62859 yolk YOLK, n. 1. The yelk of an egg. [See Yelk.]2. The unctuous secretion from the skin of sheep, which ...
62860 yon YON, YOND, YONDER, a. [G.] Being at a distance within view.Yonder men are too many for an ...
62861 yond YOND, a. Mad; furious, or alienated in mind; that is, gone, wandering, and allied to the preceding.
62862 yonder YON, YOND, YONDER, a. [G.] Being at a distance within view.Yonder men are too many for an ...
62863 yore YORE, adv. [It probably signifies past, gone, from the root of year.] Long.Of yore, of old time; ...
62864 you YOU, pron. Yu. [You has been considered as in the plural only, and is so treated in the Saxon ...
62865 young YOUNG, a. Yung. [G., L.]1. Not having been long born; being in the first part of life; not old; ...
62866 younger YOUNGER, a. Comp. Yunger. Not so old as another. A person of ninety years old is younger than one ...
62867 youngest YOUNGEST, a. Superl. Yungest. Having the least age. There are three persons living, the youngest of ...
62868 youngish YOUNGISH, a. Yungish. Somewhat young.
62869 youngling YOUNGLING, n. Yungling. Any animal in the first part of life.
62870 youngly YOUNGLY, adv. Yungly.1. Early in life.2. Ignorantly; weakly. [Little used.]
62871 youngth YOUNGTH, for youth, is not in use.
62872 younker YOUNKER, n. Among seamen, a stripling in the service.
62873 your YOUR, a. Pronom. pron. yure. [G.]1. Belonging to you; equally applicable to both numbers; as your ...
62874 yourself YOURSELF, pron. Plu. Yourselves. [your and self.]1. A word added to you, to express distinction ...
62875 youth YOUTH, n. Yuth. [G.]1. The part of life that succeeds to childhood. In a general sense, youth ...
62876 youthful YOUTHFUL, a. Young; as tow youthful knights.2. Pertaining to the early parts of life; as youthful ...
62877 youthfully YOUTHFULLY, adv. In a youthful manner.
62878 youthly YOUTHLY, a. Young; early in life..
62879 youthy YOUTHY, a. Young. [Bad and not used.]
62880 ypight YPIGHT, a. Fixed, that is, pitched.
62881 yttria YTTRIA, n. [so called from Ytterby, a quarry in Sweden.] One of the earths. It has the appearance ...
62882 yttrious YTTRIOUS, a. Pertaining to yttria; containing yttria; as the yttrious oxyd of columbium.
62883 yttrium YTTRIUM, n. The base of yttria.
62884 yttro-cerite YTTRO-CERITE, n. A mineral consisting of the oxyd of cerium, yttria, lime and fluoric acid.
62885 yttro-columbite YTTRO-COLUMBITE, n. A mineral containing yttria.
62886 yttro-tantalite YTTRO-TANTALITE, n. A mineral found in kidney-form masses; an ore of tantalum.
62887 yuck YUCK, v.i To itch. [Local.]
62888 yufts YUFTS, n. Russia lether, prepared from ox hides in a peculiar manner.
62889 yug YUG, YOG, n. In the mythology of India, an age; one of the ages into which the Hindoos divide the ...
62890 yulan YULAN, n. A beautiful flowering tree of China.
62891 yule YULE, n. The name anciently given to Christmas, or the feast of the nativity of our Savior.
62892 yux YUX, n. A hiccough. [Not used.]YUX, v.i. To hiccough.
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