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Words starting with y

Word Definition
Y 1. 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. (n.) Something shaped like the letter Y; a forked piece resembling in form the letter Y.
3. (n.) One of the forked holders for supporting the telescope of a leveling instrument, or the axis of a theodolite; a wye.
4. (n.) A forked or bifurcated pipe fitting.
5. (n.) A portion of track consisting of two diverging tracks connected by a cross track.
6. (pron.) I.
7. (n.) the 25th letter of the Roman alphabet
8. (n.) a silvery metallic element that is common in rare-earth minerals; used in magnesium and aluminum alloys
Y chromosome 1. (n.) the sex chromosome that is carried by men
Y level 1. See under Y, n.
Y- 1. (pref.) Alternative form of I-
2. A prefix of obscure meaning, originally used with verbs, adverbs, adjectives, nouns, and pronouns. In the Middle English period, it was little employed except with verbs, being chiefly used with past participles, though occasionally with the infinitive Ycleped, or yclept, is perhaps the only word not entirely obsolete which shows this use.
y-axis 1. (n.) the vertical axis in a plane coordinate system
Y-linked gene 1. (n.) a gene located on a Y chromosome
Y-shaped 1. (adj.) shaped in the form of the letter Y
y's 1. (n. pl.) of Y
Y2K 1. (n.) the year 2000 in the Gregorian calendar
Y2K compliant 1. (adj.) prepared to accurately process date and time data between and into the 20th and 21st centuries
ya 1. (adv.) Yea.
yacare 1. (n.) A South American crocodilian (Jacare sclerops) resembling the alligator in size and habits. The eye orbits are connected together, and surrounded by prominent bony ridges. Called also spectacled alligator, and spectacled cayman.
yacca 1. (n.) A West Indian name for two large timber trees (Podocarpus coriaceus, and P. Purdicanus) of the Yew family. The wood, which is much used, is pale brownish with darker streaks.
2. (n.) West Indian evergreen with medium to long leaves
yacca podocarp 1. (n.) West Indian evergreen with medium to long leaves
yacht 1. (n.) A light and elegantly furnished vessel, used either for private parties of pleasure, or as a vessel of state to convey distinguished persons from one place to another; a seagoing vessel used only for pleasure trips, racing, etc.
2. (v. i.) To manage a yacht; to voyage in a yacht.
3. (n.) an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power and used for cruising or racing
4. (v.) travel in a yacht
yacht chair 1. (n.) a light folding armchair for outdoor use
yacht club 1. (n.) club that promotes and supports yachting and boating
yacht race 1. (n.) a race between crews of people in yachts
yachter 1. (n.) One engaged in sailing a jacht.
yachting 1. (n.) Sailing for pleasure in a yacht.
2. (n.) water travel for pleasure
yachting cap 1. (n.) a cap with a flat circular top and a visor
yachtman 1. (n.) See Yachtsman.
yachtsman 1. (n.) One who owns or sails a yacht; a yachter.
2. (n.) a person who owns or sails a yacht
yachtsmen 1. (n. pl.) of Yachtsman
yachtswoman 1. (n.) a person who owns or sails a yacht
yack 1. (n.) noisy talk
2. (v.) talk incessantly and tiresomely
yack away 1. (v.) talk incessantly and tiresomely
yaf 1. (imp. v.) Gave. See Give.
yaffingale 1. (n.) The yaffle.
yaffle 1. (n.) The European green woodpecker (Picus, / Genius, viridis). It is noted for its loud laughlike note. Called also eccle, hewhole, highhoe, laughing bird, popinjay, rain bird, yaffil, yaffler, yaffingale, yappingale, yackel, and woodhack.