Y :: Y () Y, the twenty-fifth letter of the English alphabet, at the beginning of a word or syllable, except when a prefix (see Y-), is usually a fricative vocal consonant; as a prefix, and usually in the middle or at the end of a syllable, it is a vowel. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 145, 178-9, 272..
Y''s :: Y's (pl. ) of .
Ys :: Ys (pl. ) of .
Y :: Y (n.) Something shaped like the letter Y; a forked piece resembling in form the letter Y.
Y :: Y (n.) One of the forked holders for supporting the telescope of a leveling instrument, or the axis of a theodolite; a wye..
Y :: Y (n.) A forked or bifurcated pipe fitting.
Y :: Y (n.) A portion of track consisting of two diverging tracks connected by a cross track.
Y :: Y (pron.) I.
Y- :: Y- () Alt. of I.
Y- :: Y- () A prefix of obscure meaning, originally used with verbs, adverbs, adjectives, nouns, and pronouns. In the Middle English period, it was little employed except with verbs, being chiefly used with past participles, though occasionally with the infinitive Ycleped, or yclept, is perhaps the only word not entirely obsolete which shows this use..
Ya :: Ya (adv.) Yea.
Yacare :: Yacare (n.) A South American crocodilian (Jacare sclerops) resembling the alligator in size and habits. The eye orbits are connected together, and surrounded by prominent bony ridges. Called also spectacled alligator, and spectacled cayman..
Yacca :: Yacca (n.) A West Indian name for two large timber trees (Podocarpus coriaceus, and P. Purdicanus) of the Yew family. The wood, which is much used, is pale brownish with darker streaks..
Yacht :: Yacht (n.) A light and elegantly furnished vessel, used either for private parties of pleasure, or as a vessel of state to convey distinguished persons from one place to another; a seagoing vessel used only for pleasure trips, racing, etc..
Yacht :: Yacht (v. i.) To manage a yacht; to voyage in a yacht.
Yachter :: Yachter (n.) One engaged in sailing a jacht.
Yachting :: Yachting (n.) Sailing for pleasure in a yacht.
Yachtman :: Yachtman (n.) See Yachtsman.
Yachtsmen :: Yachtsmen (pl. ) of Yachtsma.
Yachtsman :: Yachtsman (n.) One who owns or sails a yacht; a yachter.
Yaf :: Yaf (imp.) Gave. See Give.
Yaffingale :: Yaffingale (n.) The yaffle.
Yaffle :: Yaffle (n.) The European green woodpecker (Picus, / Genius, viridis). It is noted for its loud laughlike note. Called also eccle, hewhole, highhoe, laughing bird, popinjay, rain bird, yaffil, yaffler, yaffingale, yappingale, yackel, and woodhack..
Yager :: Yager (n.) In the German army, one belonging to a body of light infantry armed with rifles, resembling the chasseur of the French army..
Yaguarundi :: Yaguarundi (n.) Same as Jaguarondi.
Yajur-veda :: Yajur-Veda (n.) See Veda.
Yak :: Yak (n.) A bovine mammal (Poephagus grunnies) native of the high plains of Central Asia. Its neck, the outer side of its legs, and its flanks, are covered with long, flowing, fine hair. Its tail is long and bushy, often white, and is valued as an ornament and for other purposes in India and China. There are several domesticated varieties, some of which lack the mane and the long hair on the flanks. Called also chauri gua, grunting cow, grunting ox, sarlac, sarlik, and sarluc..
Yakamilk :: Yakamilk (n.) See Trumpeter, 3 (a)..
Yakare :: Yakare (n.) Same as Yacare.
Yakin :: Yakin (n.) A large Asiatic antelope (Budorcas taxicolor) native of the higher parts of the Himalayas and other lofty mountains. Its head and neck resemble those of the ox, and its tail is like that of the goat. Called also budorcas..
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