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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. ...

62771

yard
YARD, n. 1. A measure of three feet or thirty six inches. It is just seven niths of the Paris ...

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.

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.]

62796

year
YEAR, n. [G.]1. The space or period of time in which the sun moves through the twelve signs of the ...

62797

year-book
YEAR-BOOK, n. [year and book.] A book containing annual reports of cases adjudged in the courts of ...

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 ...

62809

yellow
YELLOW, a. [G. See Gold.] Being of a bright color; the color of gold.YELLOW, n. A bright color, ...

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.

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.

62852

yoke
YOKE, n. [G., L., Gr.]1. A piece of timber, hollowed or made curving near each end, and fitted with ...

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 ...

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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