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Definitions of y-

  1.   a silvery metallic element that is common in rare earth minerals used in magnesium and aluminum alloys
  2.   the 25th letter of the Roman alphabet
  3.   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
  4.   Something shaped like the letter Y a forked piece resembling in form the letter Y
  5.   One of the forked holders for supporting the telescope of a leveling instrument or the axis of a theodolite a wye
  6.   A forked or bifurcated pipe fitting
  7.   A portion of track consisting of two diverging tracks connected by a cross track
  8.   A prefix of obscure meaning originally used with verbs adverbs adjectives nouns and pronouns
  9.   Chemical symbol of yttrium
  10.   A common prefix in Old English words as in y clept y clad etc representing A S ge which assumed this form by the common weakening of g to y The meaning of words with this prefix is usually the same as if it were absent
  11.   Twenty fifth letter of the alphabet
  12.   The twenty fifth letter in the English alphabet
  13.   Used in Middle English as the sign of the past participle as yclept
  14.   The twenty fifth letter of the English alphabet taken from the Greek v At the beginning of words it is called an articulation or consonant In the middle and at the end of words y is precisely the same as i It is sounded as i long when accented as in defy rely and as i short when unaccented as in vanity At the beginning of words y answers to the German and Dutch j
  15.   I
  16.   Y was used as a prefix by many old writers without however increasing or modifying the meaning of the word it has the sound of e as in y clad clad y clept called y drad dreaded y in such words representing the AS ge the general prefix with participles
  17.   One of the forked pieces which support the pivots of the telescope of a theodolite and the like so called from their form

Usage examples for y-

  1. When Mary gets married – An Old Sailor's Yarns by Nathaniel Ames
  2. And I wondered too if I'd forgotten how to be Mary ” – Mary Marie by Eleanor H. Porter
  3. Don't you understand Mary ” – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  4. “ Is this your house Mary ” – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  5. Let Mary come stay and go but talk to me no more of the dead – Rachel Gray by Julia Kavanagh
  6. Mother and Mary dead – Richard Dare's Venture by Edward Stratemeyer
  7. It's a great matter to us all however and to herself too poor thing that Mary should be so happy resumed Grizzy ” – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  8. “ I doubt if you'll find many vessels to look up to it as this here Laughing Mary does – The Frozen Pirate by W. Clark Russell
  9. Oh yes pray do said Mary ” – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  10. Poem before Y H Harv ” – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  11. The Vaughns needn't know anything about it and Mary is a good judge – Spinning-Wheel Stories by Louisa May Alcott
  12. “ Y e s said Johnny Chuck slowly – Mother West Wind's Children by Thornton W. Burgess
  13. “ Mary dear how do you know – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  14. These were happy days for Mary for she had her Son back again – Child's Story of the Bible by Mary A. Lathbury
  15. When oh how well I recollect it when Y come along he wuz so overcome that he fell over in a fit uv paralysis 'nd the old gentleman never got over it – A Little Book of Profitable Tales by Eugene Field
  16. Father had a mother three sisters one brother and an uncle living in Unadilla Country N Y He wished very much to see them and as they were about one hundred and fifty miles on his way to Michigan he concluded to spend the winter with them – The Bark Covered House or, Back in the Woods Again by William Nowlin
  17. See also North West Company X Y Company – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  18. “ Mary will give you meat – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  19. The Y Bar horses are yours now – Prairie Flowers by James B. Hendryx
  20. “ I am going to see Mary ” – Libro segundo de lectura by Ellen M. Cyr

Rhymes for y-