Definitions for yeshivayəˈʃi və
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ye•shi•vayəˈʃi və(n.)(pl.)-vas or -vahs.
an Orthodox Jewish school for the religious and secular education of children of elementary school age.
an Orthodox Jewish school of higher instruction in Jewish learning, chiefly for students preparing to enter the rabbinate.
Origin of yeshiva:
1925–30; < Heb (post-Biblical) yəshībhāh
an academy for the advanced study of Jewish texts (primarily the Talmud)
An academy for the advanced study of Jewish texts.