What does yen mean?

Definitions for yenyɛn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word yen.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hankering, yen(noun)

    a yearning for something or to do something

  2. yen(verb)

    the basic unit of money in Japan; equal to 100 sen

  3. ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish(verb)

    have a desire for something or someone who is not present

    "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"


  1. Yen(n.)

    The unit of value and account in Japan. The yen is equal to 100 sen. From Japan's adoption of the gold standard, in 1897, to about 1913 the value of the yen was about 50 cents. In 1997 and 1998 the value of the yen varied from 80 per U. S. dollar to 120 per dollar.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yen

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  2. Yen(noun)

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Yen

    yen, n. a Japanese gold or silver coin, used as the monetary unit since 1871, and now equivalent to about 2s. 0½d. of our money. [Jap.,—Chin. yuen, round, a dollar.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yen in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Atsushi Miyanoya:

    Many companies set their assumed dollar/yen rates around 110 yen, so recent yen rises would heighten downside risks to corporate revenues.

  2. Kosuke Shiramizu:

    We still need to shave off another 100,000 yen to 200,000 yen to bring down the car’s retail price even lower, into the 500,000-yen to 600,000-yen range, if we are to survive.

  3. Tatsuo Yasunaga:

    It will be challenging, but our aim is to boost profits in non-resource segments to 200 billion yen ($1.95 billion) in 2020 from a planned 140 billion yen this year, while bolstering profits in resource operations to 200 billion yen from an estimated 60 billion yen.

  4. Tsuyoshi Nomaguchi:

    Right now the market is simply welcoming a weaker yen. The currency will have to depreciate significantly further before concerns set in that the yen is perhaps too weak, the Nikkei can challenge the June 24 peak (18-1/2 year high of 20,952.71) if dollar/yen builds a firm foothold above 125.

  5. Farbod Mimeh:

    With G7 talks underway, we could be lined up for another choppy session with little change amid swinging sentiment between a deal being stuck and bearish talk on Greece's chances of averting disaster," Farbod Mimeh, a junior dealer at Capital Spreads in London, said in a note to clients. http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-asian-shares-drop-dollar-at-highest-since-2002-against-yen-2089942

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