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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yttrium, Y, atomic number 39noun

    a silvery metallic element that is common in rare-earth minerals; used in magnesium and aluminum alloys

  2. Y, y, wyenoun

    the 25th letter of the Roman alphabet


  1. yabbreviation

    Abbreviation of youth, usually followed by an age appropriate for the content so marked.

  2. yabbreviation


  3. ypronoun

    you; ye.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Y

    At the beginning of words, is a consonant; at the end, and when it follows a consonant, is a vowel, and has the sound of i. It is used at the end of words, and whenever two i i ’s would come together; and in words derived from the Greek, to express the v. Y was much used by the Saxons, whence y is found for i in the old English writers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Y

    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

  2. Ynoun

    something shaped like the letter Y; a forked piece resembling in form the letter Y

  3. Ynoun

    one of the forked holders for supporting the telescope of a leveling instrument, or the axis of a theodolite; a wye

  4. Ynoun

    a forked or bifurcated pipe fitting

  5. Ynoun

    a portion of track consisting of two diverging tracks connected by a cross track

  6. Y



  1. Y

    Y is the twenty-fifth letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet and represents either a vowel or a consonant in English.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Y in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Y in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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