young

  1. (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity

    Synonyms : new
    Examples :
    • young corn
  2. United States civil rights leader (1921-1971)

    Synonyms : whitney moore young jr., whitney young
  3. United States religious leader of the Mormon Church after the assassination of Joseph Smith; he led the Mormon exodus from Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah (1801-1877)

    Synonyms : brigham young
  4. British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave theory of light and proposed a three-component theory of color vision; he also played an important role in deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone (1773-1829)

    Synonyms : thomas young
  5. suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh

    Synonyms : vernal, youthful
    Examples :
    • he is young for his age
  6. United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)

    Synonyms : cy young, danton true young
  7. United States film and television actress (1913-2000)

    Synonyms : loretta young
  8. any immature animal

    Synonyms : offspring
    Type Of : beast, fauna, creature, brute, animal, animate being
  9. young people collectively

    Synonyms : youth
    Antonyms : aged
    Type Of : age bracket, age group, cohort
    Examples :
    • rock music appeals to the young
  10. (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth

    Synonyms : immature
    Antonyms : old
    Examples :
    • young people
  11. not tried or tested by experience

    Synonyms : unseasoned, untested, untried
    Examples :
    • a young hand at plowing
  12. English poet (1683-1765)

    Synonyms : edward young
  13. United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959)

    Synonyms : lester willis young, pres young
  14. being in its early stage

    Examples :
    • a young industry
    • the day is still young

youngster

  1. a young person of either sex

    Synonyms : child, fry, kid, minor, nestling, nipper, shaver, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke
    Type Of : juvenile person, juvenile
    Examples :
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster

yield

  1. the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

    Synonyms : issue, payoff, proceeds, return, take, takings
    Type Of : income
  2. be the cause or source of

    Synonyms : afford, give
    Type Of : supply, render, provide, furnish
  3. end resistance, as under pressure or force

    Synonyms : give way
    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram
  4. move in order to make room for someone for something

    Synonyms : ease up, give, give way, move over
    Type Of : move
  5. consent reluctantly

    Synonyms : buckle under, give in, knuckle under, succumb
    Type Of : go for, consent, accept
  6. give or supply

    Synonyms : generate, give, render, return
    Type Of : produce, create, make
    Examples :
    • This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn
  7. be flexible under stress of physical force

    Synonyms : give
    Type Of : stretch
  8. give in, as to influence or pressure

    Synonyms : relent, soften
    Antonyms : stand
  9. give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another

    Synonyms : cede, concede, grant
    Type Of : give
  10. the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)

    Synonyms : output, production
    Type Of : indefinite quantity
  11. be willing to concede

    Synonyms : concede, grant
    Type Of : agree, concord, concur, hold
  12. bring in

    Synonyms : bear, pay
    Type Of : earn, take in, bring in, realise, gain, pull in, clear, make, realize
  13. production of a certain amount

    Synonyms : output
    Type Of : production
  14. an amount of a product

    Synonyms : fruit
    Type Of : product, production
  15. be fatally overwhelmed

    Synonyms : succumb
    Type Of : buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it
  16. cause to happen or be responsible for

    Synonyms : give
    Type Of : make, create
  17. cease opposition; stop fighting

yawn

  1. an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom

    Synonyms : oscitance, oscitancy, yawning
    Type Of : inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex
    Examples :
    • he could not suppress a yawn
    • the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop
  2. be wide open

    Synonyms : gape, yaw
    Type Of : be
  3. utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired

    Type Of : take a breath, breathe, respire, suspire
    Examples :
    • The child yawned during the long performance

yearning

  1. prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

    Synonyms : hungriness, longing
    Type Of : desire

yak

  1. noisy talk

    Synonyms : cackle, chatter, yack, yakety-yak
    Type Of : talk, talking
  2. talk profusely

    Synonyms : gab
    Type Of : communicate, intercommunicate
    Examples :
    • she was yakking away about her grandchildren
  3. large long-haired wild ox of Tibet often domesticated

    Synonyms : bos grunniens
    Type Of : wild ox, ox

yesterday

  1. the day immediately before today

    Type Of : twenty-four hour period, twenty-four hours, 24-hour interval, day, mean solar day, solar day
    Examples :
    • it was in yesterday's newspapers
  2. the recent past

    Type Of : yesteryear, past, past times
    Examples :
    • yesterday's solutions are not good enough
    • we shared many yesterdays

yarn

  1. a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving

    Synonyms : thread
    Type Of : cord
  2. the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events

    Synonyms : narration, recital
    Type Of : account, report
  3. tell or spin a yarn

    Type Of : tell, narrate, recite, recount