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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the basic monetary unit of Japan.

    Category: Numismatics

Origin of yen:

1870–75; < Japn (y)en < Chin yuányuan

yenyɛn(n.; v.)yenned, yen•ning.

  1. (n.)a desire or craving.

    Category: Informal

  2. (v.i.)to have a craving; yearn.

    Category: Informal

Origin of 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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yen

    of Ye

  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

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the standard unit of Japanese currency.

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