Adjectives Starting with Y
Yankee (a.) Of or pertaining to a Yankee; characteristic of the Yankees.
Yarage (a.) The power of moving, or being managed, at sea; -- said with reference to a ship.
Yarnen (a.) Made of yarn; consisting of yarn.
Yarrish (a.) Having a rough, dry taste.
Yawl-rigged (a.) Having two masts with fore-and-aft sails, but differing from a schooner in that the after mast is very small, and stepped as far aft as possible. See Illustration in Appendix.
Yeared (a.) Containing years; having existed or continued many years; aged.
Yearling (a.) Being a year old.
Yearly (a.) Happening, accruing, or coming every year; annual; as, a yearly income; a yearly feast.
Yearly (a.) Lasting a year; as, a yearly plant.
Yearly (a.) Accomplished in a year; as, the yearly circuit, or revolution, of the earth.
Yearnful (a.) Desirous.
Yeast-bitten (a.) A term used of beer when the froth of the yeast has reentered the body of the beer.
Yeasty (a.) Frothy; foamy; spumy, like yeast.
Yellow-covered (a.) Covered or bound in yellow paper.
Yellow-eyed (a.) Having yellow eyes.
Yellowish (a.) Somewhat yellow; as, amber is of a yellowish color.
Yeomanlike (a.) Resembling, or suitable to, a yeoman; yeomanly.
Yeomanly (a.) Pertaining to a yeoman; becoming or suitable to, a yeoman; yeomanlike.
Yern (a.) Eager; brisk; quick; active.
Yerne (a.) Eagerly; briskly; quickly.
Yester (a.) Last; last past; next before; of or pertaining to yesterday.
Yestern (a.) Of or pertaining to yesterday; relating to the day last past.
Yesty (a.) See Yeasty.
Yew (a.) Of or pertaining to yew trees; made of the wood of a yew tree; as, a yew whipstock.
Yewen (a.) Made of yew; as, yewen bows.
Yezdegerdian (a.) Of or pertaining to Yezdegerd, the last Sassanian monarch of Persia, who was overthrown by the Mohammedans; as, the Yezdegerdian era, which began on the 16th of June, a. d. 632. The era is still used by the Parsees.
Yieldable (a.) Disposed to yield or comply.
Yielding (a.) Inc
Yieldless (a.) Without yielding; unyielding.
Ynough (a.) Alt. of Ynow
Ynow (a.) Enough.
Yoke-toed (a.) Having two toes in front and two behind, as the trogons and woodpeckers.
Yon (a.) At a distance, but within view; yonder.
Yond (a.) Furious; mad; angry; fierce.
Yond (a.) Yonder.
Yonder (a.) Being at a distance within view, or conceived of as within view; that or those there; yon.
Youngish (a.) Somewhat young.
Youngling (a.) Young; youthful.
Youngly (a.) Like a young person or thing; young; youthful.
Youngthly (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, youth; youthful.
Younker (a.) A young person; a stripling; a yonker.
Youthful (a.) Not yet mature or aged; young.
Youthful (a.) Also used figuratively.
Youthful (a.) Of or pertaining to the early part of life; suitable to early life; as, youthful days; youthful sports.
Youthful (a.) Fresh; vigorous, as in youth.
Youthly (a.) Young; youthful.
Youthsome (a.) Youthful.
Youthy (a.) Young.
Ypsiliform (a.) Resembling the / in appearance; -- said of the germinal spot in the ripe egg at one of the stages of fecundation.
Ypsiloid (a.) In the form of the letter Y; Y-shaped.
Ytterbic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, ytterbium; containing ytterbium.
Yttric (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, yttrium.
Yttriferous (a.) Bearing or containing yttrium or the allied elements; as, gadolinite is one of the yttriferous minerals.
Yttrious (a.) Same as Yttric.
Ywar (a.) Aware; wary.
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