Definitions for Ywaɪ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Y, ywaɪ(n.)(pl.)Ys; Y's, ys; y's.
the 25th letter of the English alphabet, a semivowel.
any spoken sound represented by this letter.
something shaped like aY.
a written or printed representation of the letter Y or
the Y, Informal. the YMCA, YWCA, YMHA, or YWHA.
Category: Chemistry, Informal, Numismatics
Ref: yen1. 1
the 25th in order or in a series.
(sometimes l.c.) Elect. admittance.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
an unknown quantity or a variable.
* Math. Symbol..
or i-, 7
a prefix occurring in certain obsolete words (iwis) and esp. in archaic past participles (yclad; yclept).
Origin of y-:
ME y-, i- (reduced var. a-), OE ge-, prefix with perfective, intensifying, or collective force; c. OFris, OS ge-, gi-, OHG ga-, gi, Go ga-
or -ey, 1
an adjective-forming suffix meaning “characterized by or inclined to” the substance or action of the word or stem to which the suffix is attached:
bloody; cloudy; sexy; squeaky.
Origin of -y:
OE -ig; c. G -ig
or -ie, 2
a noun-forming suffix, added to monosyllabic bases, occurring in endearing or familiar names or common nouns formed from personal names, other nouns, and adjectives (Billy; Susie; birdie; granny; sweetie; tummy) and in various other usu. informal coinages, sometimes pejorative (boonies; goalie; groupie; Okie; rookie). This suffix also forms from adjectives nouns that denote exemplary or extreme instances of the quality specified (baddie; biggie), sometimes focusi
Ref: Compare -o 9 , -sy 3 .
Origin of -y:
late ME (Scots)
a suffix of various origins used in the formation of action nouns from verbs (inquiry), and also found in other abstract nouns (infamy).
Origin of -y:
repr. L -ia-ia , -ium-ium1; Gk -ia, -eia, -ion; F -ie; G -ie
yttrium, Y, atomic number 39(noun)
a silvery metallic element that is common in rare-earth minerals; used in magnesium and aluminum alloys
Y, y, wye(noun)
the 25th letter of the Roman alphabet
Abbreviation of youth, usually followed by an age appropriate for the content so marked.
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
something shaped like the letter Y; a forked piece resembling in form the letter Y
one of the forked holders for supporting the telescope of a leveling instrument, or the axis of a theodolite; a wye
a forked or bifurcated pipe fitting
a portion of track consisting of two diverging tracks connected by a cross track
Translations for Y
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
joining two statements, pieces of information etc
I opened the door and went inside; The hat was blue and red; a mother and child.
- وَ (واو العَطْف)Arabic
- и, аBulgarian
- ePortuguese (BR)
- и, сRussian
- ve, ileTurkish
- 和Chinese (Trad.)
- і, таUkrainian
- 和Chinese (Simp.)
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