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yawn to open the mouth wide while breathing in deeply. Yawning can show tiredness or boredom. [3 definitions]
yd. abbreviation of "yard," or "yards."
ye1 you. Ye was in common use during the Middle Ages, but today is used mainly in religious and literary writings.
ye2 the. Ye is a misreading of an old spelling of "the" in which the letter for the "th" sound looked like a "y." When stores today put "ye" on their signs, they do so in order to look old-fashioned.
yeah (informal) yes.
year a unit of time equal to 365 days or, every fourth year, 366 days, from January through December; twelve months. (abbreviated: yr.) [4 definitions]
yearly happening once a year or every year. [3 definitions]
year-round throughout the entire year.
yeast tiny, single cells of certain fungi that are used to make bread, alcohol, and some medicines.
yell to scream out loudly, as in pain, anger, fear, surprise, or excitement. [2 definitions]
yellow the color of an egg yolk or ripe lemon; the color between orange and green on the color spectrum. [3 definitions]
yellow jacket a wasp or hornet that has a black body with bright yellow markings. Yellow jackets live together in large groups in nests close to or under the ground.
yellow pages the part of a telephone book that gives the telephone numbers and addresses of businesses. The yellow pages also shows advertisements for businesses that pay for them.
Yellow River a major river that begins in the mountains of western China and flows mostly eastward to the sea. It is also called the Huang He River.
yelp to cry out or bark quickly and sharply. [2 definitions]
Yemen a Middle Eastern country that borders Saudi Arabia and Oman. Yemen is at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula. The capital of Yemen is Sana'a.
yen1 the main unit of money in Japan.
yen2 (informal) a yearning or desire.
Yenisei River a major river, located primarily in Russia. It begins in the mountains of Mongolia, flows north through Siberia, and empties into the Arctic Ocean.
yes it is as you say or ask (used to express agreement or acceptance). [4 definitions]
yesterday on the day before today. [2 definitions]