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. Kaneo Ogino:

    The yen's upside is heavy.

  2. Yuko Narita:

    I can't live on just 100,000 yen.

  3. Vassili Serebriakov:

    The yen was already strengthening.

  4. Hikaru Sato:

    The yen's weakness is lifting investor appetite.

  5. Yutaka Miura:

    A weak yen and rising U.S. futures dominate market sentiment today.

Images & Illustrations of yen

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