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yankee

YANKEE, n. A corrupt pronunciation of the word English by the native Indians of America.




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YANKEE, n. A corrupt pronunciation of the word English by the native Indians of America.


YAN'KEE, n.

A corrupt pronunciation of the word English, by the native Indians of America; or more probably of the French word Anglois. – Heckewelder.


Yan"kee
  1. A nickname for a native or citizen of New England, especially one descended from old New England stock; by extension, an inhabitant of the Northern States as distinguished from a Southerner; also, applied sometimes by foreigners to any inhabitant of the United States.

    From meanness first this Portsmouth Yankey rose,
    And still to meanness all his conduct flows.
    Oppression, A poem by an American (Boston, 1765).

  2. Of or pertaining to a Yankee; characteristic of the Yankees.

    The alertness of the Yankee aspect. Hawthorne.

    Yankee clover. (Bot.) See Japan clover, under Japan.

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Yankee

YANKEE, noun A corrupt pronunciation of the word English by the native Indians of America.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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position

POSI'TION, n. [L. positio, form positus. See Pose and Posited.]

1. State of being placed; situation; often with reference to other objects, or to different parts of the same object.

We have different prospects of the same thing according to our different positions to it.

2. Manner of standing or being placed; attitude; as an inclining position.

3. Principle laid down; proposition advanced or affirmed as a fixed principle, or stated as the ground of reasoning, or to be proved.

Let not the proof of any position depend on the positions that follow, but always on those which precede.

4. The advancement of any principle.

5. State; condition.

Great Britain, at the peace of 1763, stood in a position to prescribe her own terms.

6. In grammar, the state of a vowel placed between two consonants, as in pompous, or before a double consonant, as in axle. In prosody, vowels are said to be long or short by position.

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