1. an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)

    Synonyms : northerner, yank
    Type Of : american
  2. an American (especially to non-Americans)

    Synonyms : yank, yankee-doodle
    Type Of : american
  3. an American who lives in New England

    Synonyms : new englander
    Type Of : american
  4. used by Southerners for an inhabitant of a northern state in the United States (especially a Union soldier)


  1. an early period of development

    Synonyms : early days
    Type Of : time period, period of time, period
    Examples :
    • during the youth of the project
  2. the freshness and vitality characteristic of a young person

    Synonyms : juvenility, youthfulness
    Type Of : youngness
  3. young people collectively

    Synonyms : young
    Type Of : age bracket, cohort, age group
    Examples :
    • youth everywhere rises in revolt
  4. a young person (especially a young man or boy)

    Synonyms : spring chicken, young person, younker
    Type Of : juvenile, juvenile person
  5. early maturity; the state of being young or immature or inexperienced

    Type Of : matureness, maturity
  6. the time of life between childhood and maturity

    Type Of : time of life


  1. a system of physical, breathing and meditation exercises practiced to promote control of the body and mind

    Type Of : physical exertion, exercise, exercising, workout, physical exercise
  2. discipline aimed at training the consciousness for a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility that is achieved through the three paths of actions and knowledge and devotion

    Type Of : discipline


  1. the 25th letter of the Roman alphabet

    Synonyms : wye
    Type Of : letter of the alphabet, letter, alphabetic character
  2. a silvery metallic element that is common in rare-earth minerals; used in magnesium and aluminum alloys

    Synonyms : atomic number 39, yttrium
    Type Of : metal, metallic element


  1. The pronoun of the second person, in the nominative, dative, and objective case, indicating the person or persons addressed.


  1. showing lack of attention or boredom

    Synonyms : drowsy, oscitant
    Examples :
    • the yawning congregation
  2. an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom

    Synonyms : oscitance, oscitancy, yawn
    Type Of : inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex
    Examples :
    • the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop
  3. gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something

    Examples :
    • the yawning mine shaft
    • a yawning abyss
  4. with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness

    Examples :
    • a yawning congregation


  1. have a desire for something or someone who is not present

    Synonyms : ache, languish, pine, yearn
    Type Of : yearn, hanker, long
  2. a yearning for something or to do something

    Synonyms : hankering
    Type Of : hungriness, longing, yearning
  3. the basic unit of money in Japan; equal to 100 sen

    Type Of : japanese monetary unit


  1. in a vehement outcry

    Synonyms : shouted


  1. sing by changing register; sing by yodeling

    Synonyms : descant, warble
    Type Of : sing
    Examples :
    • The Austrians were yodeling in the mountains
  2. a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto

    Type Of : call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell


  1. an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power and used for cruising or racing

    Synonyms : racing yacht
    Type Of : vessel, watercraft
  2. travel in a yacht

    Type Of : boat