Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter Y - Page 3

Yellowroot (n.) Same as Orangeroot.

Yellows (n.) A disease of the bile in horses, cattle, and sheep, causing yellowness of the eyes; jaundice.

Yellows (n.) A disease of plants, esp. of peach trees, in which the leaves turn to a yellowish color; jeterus.

Yellows (n.) A group of butterflies in which the predominating color is yellow. It includes the common small yellow butterflies. Called also redhorns, and sulphurs. See Sulphur.

Yellowseed (n.) A kind of pepper grass (Lepidium campestre).

Yellowshanks (n.) Alt. of Yellowshins

Yellowshins (n.) See Yellolegs.

Yellowtail (n.) Any one of several species of marine carangoid fishes of the genus Seriola; especially, the large California species (S. dorsalis) which sometimes weighs thirty or forty pounds, and is highly esteemed as a food fish; -- called also cavasina, and white salmon.

Yellowtail (n.) The mademoiselle, or silver perch.

Yellowtail (n.) The menhaden.

Yellowtail (n.) The runner, 12.

Yellowtail (n.) A California rockfish (Sebastodes flavidus).

Yellowtail (n.) The sailor's choice (Diplodus rhomboides).

Yellowthroat (n.) Any one of several species of American ground warblers of the genus Geothlypis, esp. the Maryland yellowthroat (G. trichas), which is a very common species.

Yellowtop (n.) A kind of grass, perhaps a species of Agrostis.

Yellowwood (n.) The wood of any one of several different kinds of trees; also, any one of the trees themselves. Among the trees so called are the Cladrastis tinctoria, an American leguminous tree; the several species of prickly ash (Xanthoxylum); the Australian Flindersia Oxleyana, a tree related to the mahogany; certain South African species of Podocarpus, trees related to the yew; the East Indian Podocarpus latifolia; and the true satinwood (Chloroxylon Swietenia). All these Old World trees furnish valuable timber.

Yellowwort (n.) A European yellow-flowered, gentianaceous (Chlora perfoliata). The whole plant is intensely bitter, and is sometimes used as a tonic, and also in dyeing yellow.

Yelped (imp. & p. p.) of Yelp

Yelping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Yelp

Yelp (v. i.) To boast.

Yelp (v. i.) To utter a sharp, quick cry, as a hound; to bark shrilly with eagerness, pain, or fear; to yaup.

Yelp (n.) A sharp, quick cry; a bark.

Yelper (n.) An animal that yelps, or makes a yelping noise.

Yelper (n.) The avocet; -- so called from its sharp, shrill cry.

Yelper (n.) The tattler.

Yeman (n.) A yeoman.

Yen (n.) The unit of value and account in Japan. Since Japan's adoption of the gold standard, in 1897, the value of the yen has been about 50 cents. The yen is equal to 100 sen.

Yend (v. t.) To throw; to cast.

Yenite (n.) A silicate of iron and lime occurring in black prismatic crystals; -- also called ilvaite.

Yeomen (pl. ) of Yeoman

Yeoman (n.) A common man, or one of the commonly of the first or most respectable class; a freeholder; a man free born.

Yeoman (n.) A servant; a retainer.

Yeoman (n.) A yeoman of the guard; also, a member of the yeomanry cavalry.

Yeoman (n.) An interior officer under the boatswain, gunner, or carpenters, charged with the stowage, account, and distribution of the stores.

Yeomanlike (a.) Resembling, or suitable to, a yeoman; yeomanly.

Yeomanly (a.) Pertaining to a yeoman; becoming or suitable to, a yeoman; yeomanlike.

Yeomanry (n.) The position or rank of a yeoman.

Yeomanry (n.) The collective body of yeomen, or freeholders.

Yeomanry (n.) The yeomanry cavalry.

Yeorling (n.) The European yellow-hammer.

Yer (prep.) Ere; before.

Yerba (n.) An herb; a plant.

Yerd (n.) See 1st & 2d Yard.

Yerked (imp. & p. p.) of Yerk

Yerking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Yerk

Yerk (v. t.) To throw or thrust with a sudden, smart movement; to kick or strike suddenly; to jerk.

Yerk (v. t.) To strike or lash with a whip.

Yerk (v. i.) To throw out the heels; to kick; to jerk.

Yerk (v. i.) To move a quick, jerking motion.

Yerk (n.) A sudden or quick thrust or motion; a jerk.

Yern (v. i.) See 3d Yearn.

Yern (a.) Eager; brisk; quick; active.

Yerne (a.) Eagerly; briskly; quickly.

Yernut (n.) An earthnut, or groundnut. See Groundnut (d).

Yerst (adv.) See Erst.

Yes (adv.) Ay; yea; -- a word which expresses affirmation or consent; -- opposed to no.

Yest (n.) See Yeast.

Yester (a.) Last; last past; next before; of or pertaining to yesterday.

Yesterday (n.) The day last past; the day next before the present.

Yesterday (n.) Fig.: A recent time; time not long past.

Yesterday (adv.) On the day last past; on the day preceding to-day; as, the affair took place yesterday.

Yestereve (n.) Alt. of Yester-evening

Yester-evening (n.) The evening of yesterday; the evening last past.

Yestermorn (n.) Alt. of Yester-morning

Yester-morning (n.) The morning of yesterday.

Yestern (a.) Of or pertaining to yesterday; relating to the day last past.

Yesternight (n.) The last night; the night last past.

Yesternight (adv.) On the last night.

Yesternoon (n.) The noon of yesterday; the noon last past.

Yesterweek (n.) The week last past; last week.

Yesteryear (n.) The year last past; last year.

Yestreen (n.) Yester-evening; yesternight; last night.

Yesty (a.) See Yeasty.

Yet (n.) Any one of several species of large marine gastropods belonging to the genus Yetus, or Cymba; a boat shell.

Yet (adv.) In addition; further; besides; over and above; still.

Yet (adv.) At the same time; by continuance from a former state; still.

Yet (adv.) Up to the present time; thus far; hitherto; until now; -- and with the negative, not yet, not up to the present time; not as soon as now; as, Is it time to go? Not yet. See As yet, under As, conj.

Yet (conj.) Before some future time; before the end; eventually; in time.

Yet (conj.) Even; -- used emphatically.

Yet (conj.) Nevertheless; notwithstanding; however.

Yeve (v. i.) To give.

Yeven (p. p.) Given.

Yew (v. i.) See Yaw.

Yew (n.) An evergreen tree (Taxus baccata) of Europe, allied to the pines, but having a peculiar berrylike fruit instead of a cone. It frequently grows in British churchyards.

Yew (n.) The wood of the yew. It is light red in color, compact, fine-grained, and very elastic. It is preferred to all other kinds of wood for bows and whipstocks, the best for these purposes coming from Spain.

Yew (n.) A bow for shooting, made of the yew.

Yew (a.) Of or pertaining to yew trees; made of the wood of a yew tree; as, a yew whipstock.

Yewen (a.) Made of yew; as, yewen bows.

Yex (v. i.) To hiccough.

Yex (v. i.) A hiccough.

Yezdegerdian (a.) Of or pertaining to Yezdegerd, the last Sassanian monarch of Persia, who was overthrown by the Mohammedans; as, the Yezdegerdian era, which began on the 16th of June, a. d. 632. The era is still used by the Parsees.

Yezdi (n.) Same as Izedi.

Yezidee (n.) Alt. of Yezidi

Yezidi (n.) Same as Izedi.

Yfere (adv.) Together. See Ifere.

Ygdrasyl (n.) See in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.

Yghe (n.) Eye.

Ygo (p. p.) Gone.

Yground () p. p. of Grind.

Yholde () p. p. of Hold.

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