English dictionary


yea |jeɪ| — an affirmative

yeah |jeə| — not only so, but

year |jɪr| — a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days

year-end |ˌjɪˈrend| — the end of a calendar year

year-round  — operating or continuing throughout the year

yearbook |ˈjɪrbʊk| — a book published annually by the graduating class of a high school or college usually containing photographs of faculty and graduating students

yearling |ˈjɪrlɪŋ| — a young child

yearlong |ˈjɪərˈlɔŋ| — lasting through a year

yearly |ˈjɪrli| — a reference book that is published regularly once every year

yearn |jɜːrn| — desire strongly or persistently

yearning |ˈjɜːrnɪŋ| — prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

yearningly |ˈjɝːnɪŋli| — in a yearning manner

years |ˈjɪr̩z| — a late time of life

yeast |jiːst| — a commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells; used to raise the dough in making bread and for fermenting beer or whiskey

yeasty |ˈjiːsti| — marked by spirited enjoyment

yell |jel| — a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

yellow |ˈjeloʊ| — yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons

yellow-bellied |ˌjeloʊ ˈbelɪd| — easily frightened

yellowfin |ˈjɛlə(ʊ)fɪn| — may reach 400 pounds; worldwide in tropics

yellowhammer |ˈjeloʊhæmər| — large flicker of eastern North America with a red neck and yellow undersurface to wings and tail

yellowish |ˈjeloʊɪʃ| — of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk

yellowness |ˈjeloʊnəs| — yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons

yelp |jelp| — a sharp high-pitched cry (especially by a dog)

yelping |ˈjelpɪŋ| — a sharp high-pitched cry (especially by a dog)

Yemeni |ˈjeməni| — a native or inhabitant of Yemen

yen |jen| — a yearning for something or to do something

yeoman |ˈjoʊmən| — officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarch

yeomanry |ˈjoʊmənri| — class of small freeholders who cultivated their own land

yes |jes| — an affirmative

yes-man |ˈjes mæn| — a person of unquestioning obedience

yesterday |ˈjestərdeɪ| — the day immediately before today

yesteryear |ˈjestərjɪr| — the time that has elapsed

yet |jet| — up to the present time

yeti |ˈjeti| — a large hairy humanoid creature said to live in the Himalayas

yew |juː| — wood of a yew; especially the durable fine-grained light brown or red wood of the English yew valued for cabinetwork and archery bows