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


  1. the time that has elapsed

    Synonyms : past, past times
    Type Of : time


  1. used after a superlative

    Synonyms : so far
    Examples :
    • the largest drug bust yet
  2. to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons

    Synonyms : even, still
    Examples :
    • a yet sadder tale
  3. despite anything to the contrary (usually preceding a concession)

    Synonyms : all the same, at the same time, even so, however, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding, still, withal
    Examples :
    • he was a stern yet fair master
  4. within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time

    Synonyms : in time
    Examples :
    • he longed for the flowers that were yet to show themselves
  5. used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time

    Synonyms : as yet, heretofore, hitherto, so far, thus far, til now, until now, up to now
    Examples :
    • the sun isn't up yet


  1. a branch of the Tai languages

    Type Of : tai


  1. the act of conceding or yielding

    Synonyms : conceding, concession
    Type Of : assent, acquiescence
  2. a verbal act of admitting defeat

    Synonyms : giving up, surrender
    Type Of : relinquishing, relinquishment
  3. inclined to yield to argument or influence or control

    Examples :
    • a timid yielding person
  4. lacking stiffness and giving way to pressure

    Examples :
    • a deep yielding layer of foam rubber
  5. tending to give in or surrender or agree

    Examples :
    • too yielding to make a stand against any encroachments


  1. utter a sudden loud cry

    Synonyms : call, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall
    Type Of : emit, utter, let out, let loose
    Examples :
    • I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me
  2. utter or declare in a very loud voice

    Synonyms : scream
    Type Of : shout
    Examples :
    • You don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine
  3. a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)

    Synonyms : cry
    Type Of : utterance, vocalization
    Examples :
    • a yell of pain
  4. a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

    Synonyms : call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation
    Type Of : utterance, vocalization