Y Definition

noun
The twenty-fifth letter of the English alphabet: from the Greek upsilon.
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Any of the speech sounds that this letter represents, as, in English, the semivowel (y) at the beginning of a syllable, as in yes or beyond, or the vowel (i) of myth, (ē) of holy, or (ī) of my.
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A type or impression for y or Y.
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The 25th in a series.
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The twenty-fifth in a sequence or group.
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abbreviation
Yard(s)
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Year(s)
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Yocto-
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Yen.
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Yes.
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suffix
Characterized by; consisting of.
Clayey.
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Like.
Summery.
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To some degree; somewhat; rather.
Chilly.
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Tending toward; inclined toward.
Sleepy.
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Condition; state; quality.
Jealousy.
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adjective
Of y or Y.
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Twenty-fifth in a sequence or group.
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Shaped like Y.
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symbol
Admittance.
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Yttrium.
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(metrology) Symbol for the yoctoohm, an SI unit of electrical resistance equal to 10−24 ohms.

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(computing) The ASCII control character end of medium in caret notation.

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Forming, together with the appropriate inflectional change in the base, the past participle of verbs: its use, as a poetic archaism, survived until the end of the 16th cent.
Yclept.
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Little, dear.
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Having, full of, or characterized by.
Dirty, healthy.
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Rather, somewhat.
Yellowy, chilly, dusky.
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The twenty-fifth letter of the English alphabet, called wye and written in the Latin script.

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pronoun

(informal, dialect, subject pronoun) You; ye.

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other

The symbol for yttrium. See yttrium.

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Yotta. A septillion (10 24 ), or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. See YB.

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The abbreviation for year. See yy and yyyy.

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Origin of Y

  • ME -y, -i, -ie, prob. based on OFr -i, -e, in such familiar names as Davi (for David), Mathe (for Matheu), etc.

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English -ie from Old French from Latin -ia Sense 2b, ultimately from Latin -ium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • ME y-, i- < OE ge-, perfective prefix (basic sense “together”): for IE base see com-

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • ME -y, -ie < OE -ig, akin to L -ic(us), Gr -ik(os)

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • ME -ie < OFr < L -ia < or akin to Gr -ia, -eia

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English -ig

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • ME -ie < Anglo-Fr < L -ium

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English -ie, -y

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition