English dictionary


ye |jiː| — Anglicized version of the 42nd most common Chinese surname.

yea |jeɪ| — an affirmative

yeah |jeə| — not only so, but

yean |jiːn| — (obsolete, of goats or sheep) To give birth to.

yeanling |ˈjiːnlɪŋ| — The newly born offspring of a goat or sheep.

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

year-book |ˈjɪrbʊk| — Alternative spelling of yearbook.

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

year-long |ˈjɪrˈlɒŋ| — Alternative form of yearlong.

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 |ˈjɪərˈlɔːŋ| — lasting through a year

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

yearn |jɜːrn| — desire strongly or persistently

yearning |ˈjɜːrnɪŋ| — prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

yearningly |ˈjɜːnɪŋlɪ| — in a yearning manner

years |jiə(r)z| — 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 |ˈjiːstɪ| — marked by spirited enjoyment

yegg |jeɡ| — (cant, slang) A person who breaks open safes; a burglar.

yelk |jelk| — Obsolete spelling of yolk.

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

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

yellow-bellied |ˌjeləʊ ˈbelɪd| — easily frightened

yellow-hammer |ˈjeləʊˌhæmə| — Alternative spelling of yellowhammer.

yellowback |ˈjeləʊˌbæk| — cheap sensational novel

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

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

yellowing |ˈjeləʊɪŋ| — Present participle of yellow.

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

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

yellowy |ˈjeləʊɪʃ| — somewhat yellow; yellowish.

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

yelper  — One who yelps.

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

Yemeni |ˈjemənɪ| — a native or inhabitant of Yemen

Yemenite |ˈjeməˈnaɪt| — a native or inhabitant of Yemen

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

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

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

yep |jep| — Yes.

yes |jes| — an affirmative

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

yester-year |ˈjestəjɪə| — Alternative form of yesteryear.

yesterday |ˈjestərdeɪ| — the day immediately before today

yesterevening  — (archaic) yesterday evening

yesternight |ˈjestəˈnaɪt| — (archaic) Last night.

yesteryear |ˈjestərjɪr| — the time that has elapsed

yestreen |jeˈstɑːiːn| — (chiefly archaic) The night before; yesterday evening; yesternight; last night.

yet |jet| — up to the present time

yeti |ˈjetɪ| — 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

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