5 letter word starting with y

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yacca noun A West Indian name for two large timber trees (Podocarpus coriaceus, and P. Purdicanus) of the Yew family. The wood, which is much used, is pale brownish with darker streaks.
yacht noun A light and elegantly furnished vessel, used either for private parties of pleasure, or as a vessel of state to convey distinguished persons from one place to another; a seagoing vessel used only for pleasure trips, racing, etc., To manage a yacht; to voyage in a yacht.
yager noun In the German army, one belonging to a body of light infantry armed with rifles, resembling the chasseur of the French army.
yakin noun A large Asiatic antelope (Budorcas taxicolor) native of the higher parts of the Himalayas and other lofty mountains. Its head and neck resemble those of the ox, and its tail is like that of the goat. Called also budorcas.
yalah noun The oil of the mahwa tree.
yamma noun The llama.
yapon noun Same as Yaupon.
yarke noun Same as Saki.
yaulp verb i. To yaup.
yawed imp. & past participle of Yaw
ydrad past participle Dreaded.
yeara noun The California poison oak (Rhus diversiloba). See under Poison, a.
yearn verb t. To pain; to grieve; to vex., To be pained or distressed; to grieve; to mourn., To curdle, as milk., To be filled with longing desire; to be harassed or rendered uneasy with longing, or feeling the want of a thing; to strain with emotions of affection or tenderness; to long; to be eager.
yeast noun The foam, or troth (top yeast), or the sediment (bottom yeast), of beer or other in fermentation, which contains the yeast plant or its spores, and under certain conditions produces fermentation in saccharine or farinaceous substances; a preparation used for raising dough for bread or cakes, and making it light and puffy; barm; ferment., Spume, or foam, of water., A form of fungus which grows as indvidual rounded cells, rather than in a mycelium, and reproduces by budding; esp. members of the orders Endomycetales and Moniliales. Some fungi may grow both as a yeast or as a mycelium, depending on the conditions of growth.
yeman noun A yeoman.
yerba noun An herb; a plant.
yerne adjective Eagerly; briskly; quickly.
yerst adverb See Erst.
yesty adjective See Yeasty.
yeven past participle Given.
yewen adjective Made of yew; as, yewen bows.
yezdi noun Same as Izedi.
yfere adverb Together. See Ifere.
yield verb t. To give in return for labor expended; to produce, as payment or interest on what is expended or invested; to pay; as, money at interest yields six or seven per cent., To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth., To give up, as something that is claimed or demanded; to make over to one who has a claim or right; to resign; to surrender; to relinquish; as a city, an opinion, etc., To admit to be true; to concede; to allow., To permit; to grant; as, to yield passage., To give a reward to; to bless., To give up the contest; to submit; to surrender; to succumb., To comply with; to assent; as, I yielded to his request., To give way; to cease opposition; to be no longer a hindrance or an obstacle; as, men readily yield to the current of opinion, or to customs; the door yielded., To give place, as inferior in rank or excellence; as, they will yield to us in nothing., Amount yielded; product; — applied especially to products resulting from growth or cultivation.
ylike adjective & adverb Like; alike.
yodel verb t. & i. Alt. of Yodle, Alt. of Yodle
yodle verb t. & i. To sing in a manner common among the Swiss and Tyrolese mountaineers, by suddenly changing from the head voice, or falsetto, to the chest voice, and the contrary; to warble., A song sung by yodeling, as by the Swiss mountaineers.
yojan noun A measure of distance, varying from four to ten miles, but usually about five.
yoked imp. & past participle of Yoke
yokel noun A country bumpkin.
young superl. Not long born; still in the first part of life; not yet arrived at adolescence, maturity, or age; not old; juvenile; — said of animals; as, a young child; a young man; a young fawn., Being in the first part, pr period, of growth; as, a young plant; a young tree., Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak., The offspring of animals, either a single animal or offspring collectively.
yours pronoun See the Note under Your.
youth plural of Youth, The quality or state of being young; youthfulness; juvenility., The part of life that succeeds to childhood; the period of existence preceding maturity or age; the whole early part of life, from childhood, or, sometimes, from infancy, to manhood., A young person; especially, a young man., Young persons, collectively.
youze noun The cheetah.
yraft past participle Bereft.
ysame adverb Together.
yucca noun See Flicker, n., 2., A genus of American liliaceous, sometimes arborescent, plants having long, pointed, and often rigid, leaves at the top of a more or less woody stem, and bearing a large panicle of showy white blossoms.
yufts noun Russia leather.
yulan noun A species of Magnolia (M. conspicua) with large white blossoms that open before the leaves. See the Note under Magnolia.
yumas noun pl. A tribe of Indians native of Arizona and the adjacent parts of Mexico and California. They are agricultural, and cultivate corn, wheat, barley, melons, etc.
yupon noun Same as Yaupon.