Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter Y - Page 2

Yawl (n.) A small ship's boat, usually rowed by four or six oars.

Yawl (v. i.) To cry out like a dog or cat; to howl; to yell.

Yawl-rigged (a.) Having two masts with fore-and-aft sails, but differing from a schooner in that the after mast is very small, and stepped as far aft as possible. See Illustration in Appendix.

Yawned (imp. & p. p.) of Yawn

Yawning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Yawn

Yawn (v. i.) To open the mouth involuntarily through drowsiness, dullness, or fatigue; to gape; to oscitate.

Yawn (v. i.) To open wide; to gape, as if to allow the entrance or exit of anything.

Yawn (v. i.) To open the mouth, or to gape, through surprise or bewilderment.

Yawn (v. i.) To be eager; to desire to swallow anything; to express desire by yawning; as, to yawn for fat livings.

Yawn (n.) An involuntary act, excited by drowsiness, etc., consisting of a deep and long inspiration following several successive attempts at inspiration, the mouth, fauces, etc., being wide open.

Yawn (n.) The act of opening wide, or of gaping.

Yawn (n.) A chasm, mouth, or passageway.

Yawningly (adv.) In a yawning manner.

Yawp (v. & n.) See Yaup.

Yaws (n.) A disease, occurring in the Antilles and in Africa, characterized by yellowish or reddish tumors, of a contagious character, which, in shape and appearance, often resemble currants, strawberries, or raspberries. There are several varieties of this disease, variously known as framboesia, pian, verrugas, and crab-yaws.

Yaw-weed (n.) A low, shrubby, rubiaceous plant (Morinda Royoc) growing along the seacoast of the West Indies. It has small, white, odorous flowers.

Ybe (p. p.) Been.

Ycleped (p. p.) Called; named; -- obsolete, except in archaic or humorous writings.

Ydo (p. p.) Done.

Ydrad (p. p.) Dreaded.

Ye () Alt. of Ye

Ye () an old method of printing the article the (AS. /e), the "y" being used in place of the Anglo-Saxon thorn (/). It is sometimes incorrectly pronounced ye. See The, and Thorn, n., 4.

Yen (pl. ) of Ye

Ye (n.) An eye.

Ye (pron.) The plural of the pronoun of the second person in the nominative case.

Ye (adv.) Yea; yes.

Yea (adv.) Yes; ay; a word expressing assent, or an affirmative, or an affirmative answer to a question, now superseded by yes. See Yes.

Yea (adv.) More than this; not only so, but; -- used to mark the addition of a more specific or more emphatic clause. Cf. Nay, adv., 2.

Yea (n.) An affirmative vote; one who votes in the affirmative; as, a vote by yeas and nays.

Yead (v. i.) Properly, a variant of the defective imperfect yode, but sometimes mistaken for a present. See the Note under Yede.

Yeaned (imp. & p. p.) of Yean

Yeaning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Yean

Yean (v. t. & i.) To bring forth young, as a goat or a sheep; to ean.

Yeanling (n.) A lamb or a kid; an eanling.

Year (n.) The time of the apparent revolution of the sun trough the ecliptic; the period occupied by the earth in making its revolution around the sun, called the astronomical year; also, a period more or less nearly agreeing with this, adopted by various nations as a measure of time, and called the civil year; as, the common lunar year of 354 days, still in use among the Mohammedans; the year of 360 days, etc. In common usage, the year consists of 365 days, and every fourth year (called bissextile, or leap year) of 366 days, a day being added to February on that year, on account of the excess above 365 days (see Bissextile).

Year (n.) The time in which any planet completes a revolution about the sun; as, the year of Jupiter or of Saturn.

Year (n.) Age, or old age; as, a man in years.

Yeara (n.) The California poison oak (Rhus diversiloba). See under Poison, a.

Yearbook (n.) A book published yearly; any annual report or summary of the statistics or facts of a year, designed to be used as a reference book; as, the Congregational Yearbook.

Yearbook (n.) A book containing annual reports of cases adjudged in the courts of England.

Yeared (a.) Containing years; having existed or continued many years; aged.

Yearling (n.) An animal one year old, or in the second year of its age; -- applied chiefly to cattle, sheep, and horses.

Yearling (a.) Being a year old.

Yearly (a.) Happening, accruing, or coming every year; annual; as, a yearly income; a yearly feast.

Yearly (a.) Lasting a year; as, a yearly plant.

Yearly (a.) Accomplished in a year; as, the yearly circuit, or revolution, of the earth.

Yearly (adv.) Annually; once a year to year; as, blessings yearly bestowed.

Yearned (imp. & p. p.) of Yearn

Yearning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Yearn

Yearn (v. t.) To pain; to grieve; to vex.

Yearn (v. i.) To be pained or distressed; to grieve; to mourn.

Yearn (v. i. & t.) To curdle, as milk.

Yearn (v. i.) To be filled with longing desire; to be harassed or rendered uneasy with longing, or feeling the want of a thing; to strain with emotions of affection or tenderness; to long; to be eager.

Yearnful (a.) Desirous.

Yearningly (adv.) With yearning.

Yearnings (n. pl.) The maws, or stomachs, of young calves, used as a rennet for curdling milk.

Yearth (n.) The earth.

Yeast (n.) The foam, or troth (top yeast), or the sediment (bottom yeast), of beer or other in fermentation, which contains the yeast plant or its spores, and under certain conditions produces fermentation in saccharine or farinaceous substances; a preparation used for raising dough for bread or cakes, and making it light and puffy; barm; ferment.

Yeast (n.) Spume, or foam, of water.

Yeast (n.) A form of fungus which grows as indvidual rounded cells, rather than in a mycelium, and reproduces by budding; esp. members of the orders Endomycetales and Moniliales. Some fungi may grow both as a yeast or as a mycelium, depending on the conditions of growth.

Yeast-bitten (a.) A term used of beer when the froth of the yeast has reentered the body of the beer.

Yeastiness (n.) The quality or state of being yeasty, or frothy.

Yeasty (a.) Frothy; foamy; spumy, like yeast.

Yedding (n.) The song of a minstrel; hence, any song.

Yede (imp.) Went. See Yode.

Yeel (n.) An eel.

Yeldhall (n.) Guildhall.

Yeldrin (n.) Alt. of Yeldrine

Yeldrine (n.) The yellow-hammer; -- called also yeldrock, and yoldrin.

Yelk (n.) Same as Yolk.

Yelled (imp. & p. p.) of Yell

Yelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Yell

Yell (v. i.) To cry out, or shriek, with a hideous noise; to cry or scream as with agony or horror.

Yell (v. t.) To utter or declare with a yell; to proclaim in a loud tone.

Yell (n.) A sharp, loud, hideous outcry.

Yellow (superl.) Being of a bright saffronlike color; of the color of gold or brass; having the hue of that part of the rainbow, or of the solar spectrum, which is between the orange and the green.

Yellow (n.) A bright golden color, reflecting more light than any other except white; the color of that part of the spectrum which is between the orange and green.

Yellow (n.) A yellow pigment.

Yellowed (imp. & p. p.) of Yellow

Yellowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Yellow

Yellow (v. t.) To make yellow; to cause to have a yellow tinge or color; to dye yellow.

Yellow (v. i.) To become yellow or yellower.

Yellowammer (n.) See Yellow-hammer.

Yellowbill (n.) The American scoter.

Yellowbird (n.) The American goldfinch, or thistle bird. See Goldfinch.

Yellowbird (n.) The common yellow warbler; -- called also summer yellowbird. See Illust. of Yellow warbler, under Yellow, a.

Yellow-covered (a.) Covered or bound in yellow paper.

Yellow-eyed (a.) Having yellow eyes.

Yellowfin (n.) A large squeteague.

Yellowfish (n.) A rock trout (Pleurogrammus monopterygius) found on the coast of Alaska; -- called also striped fish, and Atka mackerel.

Yellow-golds (n.) A certain plant, probably the yellow oxeye.

Yellowhammer (n.) A common European finch (Emberiza citrinella). The color of the male is bright yellow on the breast, neck, and sides of the head, with the back yellow and brown, and the top of the head and the tail quills blackish. Called also yellow bunting, scribbling lark, and writing lark.

Yellowhammer (n.) The flicker.

Yellowing (n.) The act or process of making yellow.

Yellowish (a.) Somewhat yellow; as, amber is of a yellowish color.

Yellowlegs (n.) Any one of several species of long-legged sandpipers of the genus Totanus, in which the legs are bright yellow; -- called also stone snipe, tattler, telltale, yellowshanks; and yellowshins. See Tattler, 2.

Yellowness (n.) The quality or state of being yellow; as, the yellowness of an orange.

Yellowness (n.) Jealousy.

Yellowroot (n.) Any one of several plants with yellow roots.

Yellowroot (n.) See Xanthorhiza.

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