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yu; unstressed yʊYEW

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yewnoun

    wood of a yew; especially the durable fine-grained light brown or red wood of the English yew valued for cabinetwork and archery bows

  2. yewnoun

    any of numerous evergreen trees or shrubs having red cup-shaped berries and flattened needlelike leaves

Wiktionary

  1. yewnoun

    A species of coniferous tree, Taxus baccata, with dark-green flat needle-like leaves and seeds bearing red arils, native to western, central and southern Europe, northwest Africa, northern Iran and southwest Asia.

  2. yewnoun

    Any tree or shrub of the genus Taxus.

  3. yewnoun

    The wood of the yew.

  4. yewadjective

    Made from the wood of the yew tree.

    But if a knight shall come with many-coloured clothes, with an ermine bonnet and a yewen bow with a silken string...

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yewverb

    see Yaw

    Etymology: [OE. ew, AS. ew, w, eoh; akin to D. ijf, OHG. wa, ha, G. eibe, Icel. r; cf. Ir. iubhar, Gael. iubhar, iughar, W. yw, ywen, Lith. jva the black alder tree.]

  2. Yewnoun

    an evergreen tree (Taxus baccata) of Europe, allied to the pines, but having a peculiar berrylike fruit instead of a cone. It frequently grows in British churchyards

    Etymology: [OE. ew, AS. ew, w, eoh; akin to D. ijf, OHG. wa, ha, G. eibe, Icel. r; cf. Ir. iubhar, Gael. iubhar, iughar, W. yw, ywen, Lith. jva the black alder tree.]

  3. Yewnoun

    the wood of the yew. It is light red in color, compact, fine-grained, and very elastic. It is preferred to all other kinds of wood for bows and whipstocks, the best for these purposes coming from Spain

    Etymology: [OE. ew, AS. ew, w, eoh; akin to D. ijf, OHG. wa, ha, G. eibe, Icel. r; cf. Ir. iubhar, Gael. iubhar, iughar, W. yw, ywen, Lith. jva the black alder tree.]

  4. Yewnoun

    a bow for shooting, made of the yew

    Etymology: [OE. ew, AS. ew, w, eoh; akin to D. ijf, OHG. wa, ha, G. eibe, Icel. r; cf. Ir. iubhar, Gael. iubhar, iughar, W. yw, ywen, Lith. jva the black alder tree.]

  5. Yewadjective

    of or pertaining to yew trees; made of the wood of a yew tree; as, a yew whipstock

    Etymology: [OE. ew, AS. ew, w, eoh; akin to D. ijf, OHG. wa, ha, G. eibe, Icel. r; cf. Ir. iubhar, Gael. iubhar, iughar, W. yw, ywen, Lith. jva the black alder tree.]

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  1. YEW

    YEW is a restaurant in Vancouver, British Columbia that serves Pacific Northwest cuisine.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Yew

    ū, n. a tree of genus Taxus—natural order Taxaceæ, itself a suborder of Coniferæ—widely diffused over the whole northern parts of the world, with narrow lanceolate or linear leaves (in Europe long planted in graveyards), yielding an elastic wood good for bows: its wood.—adj. Yew′en (Spens.), made of yew.—n. Yew′-tree. [A.S. íw, éow, éoh; Ger. eibe, Ir. iubhar.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of YEW in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of YEW in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of YEW in a Sentence

  1. Amos Yee:

    Lee Kuan Yew was a horrible person, because everyone is scared, everyone is afraid if they say something like that, they might get into trouble.

  2. The Prime Minister Office:

    Mr Lee Kuan Yew remains critically ill in the ICU and has deteriorated further.

  3. Philip Teo:

    Now that Mr Lee Kuan Yew is gone, I'm especially worried about the current government losing the political will to do what is the right thing to do for the long term, and give in to people's short-term gratification.

  4. Lady Ashcombe:

    My kids like to play medieval battles with wooden swords and bow and arrows, the yew hedges provide a mazelike environment and are great for hide-and-seek games. Visiting the castle is English history made fun ... kings, queens, ghosts, animals and lots of great areas to play.

  5. Yeoh Lam Keong:

    Democratization is the trickier part because Lee Kuan Yew's legacy is also benevolent authoritarianism, they are standing against the tide in the long run, 10 to 20 years. They really need to lead that rather than get dragged along by it. I'm not sure if they have the inclination to do that.

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