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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. 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.
  16. One of the forked pieces which support the pivots of the telescope of a theodolite, and the like- so called from their form.
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Usage examples for y-

  1. And I wondered, too, if I'd forgotten how to be " Mary." – Mary Marie by Eleanor H. Porter
  2. These were happy days for Mary, for she had her Son back again. – Child's Story of the Bible by Mary A. Lathbury
  3. The Y Bar horses are yours, now. – Prairie Flowers by James B. Hendryx
  4. " 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
  5. Mary will give you meat." – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  6. Let Mary come, stay, and go; but talk to me no more of the dead. – Rachel Gray by Julia Kavanagh
  7. 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
  8. Poem before Y. H. Harv. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  9. " Y- e- s," said Johnny Chuck, slowly. – Mother West Wind's Children by Thornton W. Burgess
  10. When Mary gets married! – An Old Sailor's Yarns by Nathaniel Ames
  11. 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
  12. " Is this your house, Mary? – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  13. Mother and Mary dead! – Richard Dare's Venture by Edward Stratemeyer
  14. " Mary, dear, how do you know? – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  15. See also North West Company; X Y Company. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  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. " Don't you understand, Mary? – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  18. The Vaughns needn't know anything about it; and Mary is a good judge." – Spinning-Wheel Stories by Louisa May Alcott
  19. " Oh yes, pray, do," said Mary. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  20. I am going to see Mary." – Libro segundo de lectura by Ellen M. Cyr
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