Words whose 5th letter is Y
Aeroyacht (n.) A form of hydro-aeroplane; a flying boat.
Alary (a.) Of or pertaining to wings; also, wing-shaped.
Always (adv.) Constancy during a certain period, or regularly at stated intervals; invariably; uniformly; -- opposed to sometimes or occasionally.
Amblygon (n.) An obtuse-angled figure, esp. and obtuse-angled triangle.
Amblygonal (a.) Obtuse-angled.
Analytical (a.) Of or pertaining to analysis; resolving into elements or constituent parts; as, an analytical experiment; analytic reasoning; -- opposed to synthetic.
Angry (superl.) Touched with anger; under the emotion of anger; feeling resentment; enraged; -- followed generally by with before a person, and at before a thing.
Apply (v. t.) To lay or place; to put or adjust (one thing to another); -- with to; as, to apply the hand to the breast; to apply medicaments to a diseased part of the body.
Apply (v. t.) To betake; to address; to refer; -- used reflexively.
Array (n.) To deck or dress; to adorn with dress; to cloth to envelop; -- applied esp. to dress of a splendid kind.
Awkly (adv.) In an unlucky (left-handed) or perverse manner.
Barry (a.) Divided into bars; -- said of the field.
Bawdy (a.) Dirty; foul; -- said of clothes.
Bendy (a.) Divided into an even number of bends; -- said of a shield or its charge.
Benzyl (n.) A compound radical, C6H5.CH2, related to toluene and benzoic acid; -- commonly used adjectively.
Besayle (n.) A great-grandfather.
Besayle (n.) A kind of writ which formerly lay where a great-grandfather died seized of lands in fee simple, and on the day of his death a stranger abated or entered and kept the heir out. This is now abolished.
Betty (n.) A pear-shaped bottle covered round with straw, in which olive oil is sometimes brought from Italy; -- called by chemists a Florence flask.
Biodynamics (n.) The branch of biology which treats of the active vital phenomena of organisms; -- opposed to biostatics.
Billyboy (n.) A flat-bottomed river barge or coasting vessel.
Bluey (a.) A bushman's blanket; -- named from its color.
Bluey (a.) A bushman's bundle; a swag; -- so called because a blanket is sometimes used as the outside covering.
Bluey (a.) A bushman's blanket; -- named from its color.
Bluey (a.) A bushman's bundle; a swag; -- so called because a blanket is sometimes used as the outside covering.
Bobby (n.) A nickname for a policeman; -- from Sir Robert Peel, who remodeled the police force. See Peeler.
Bonnyclabber (n.) Coagulated sour milk; loppered milk; curdled milk; -- sometimes called simply clabber.
Booby (n.) A swimming bird (Sula fiber or S. sula) related to the common gannet, and found in the West Indies, nesting on the bare rocks. It is so called on account of its apparent stupidity. The name is also sometimes applied to other species of gannets; as, S. piscator, the red-footed booby.
Bossy (n.) A cow or calf; -- familiarly so called.
Bogey (n.) A given score or number of strokes, for each hole, against which players compete; -- said to be so called because assumed to be the score of an imaginary first-rate player called Colonel Bogey.
Bromyrite (n.) Silver bromide, a rare mineral; -- called also bromargyrite.
Bubby (n.) Bub; -- a term of familiar or affectionate address to a small boy.
Buggy (n.) A light one horse two-wheeled vehicle.
Buggy (n.) A light, four-wheeled vehicle, usually with one seat, and with or without a calash top.
Burly (a.) Having a large, strong, or gross body; stout; lusty; -- now used chiefly of human beings, but formerly of animals, in the sense of stately or beautiful, and of inanimate things that were huge and bulky.
Callyciflorous (a.) Having the petals and stamens adnate to the calyx; -- applied to a subclass of dicotyledonous plants in the system of the French botanist Candolle.
Camoys (a.) Flat; depressed; crooked; -- said only of the nose.
Carry (v. t.) To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; -- often with away or off.
Carry (v. t.) To bear (one's self); to behave, to conduct or demean; -- with the reflexive pronouns.
Carry (v. i.) To hold the head; -- said of a horse; as, to carry well i. e., to hold the head high, with arching neck.
Chalybean (a.) Of superior quality and temper; -- applied to steel.
Chalybite (n.) Native iron carbonate; -- usually called siderite.
Condyle (n.) A bony prominence; particularly, an eminence at the end of a bone bearing a rounded articular surface; -- sometimes applied also to a concave articular surface.
Covey (n.) A brood or hatch of birds; an old bird with her brood of young; hence, a small flock or number of birds together; -- said of game; as, a covey of partridges.
Cuppy (a.) Characterized by cup shakes; -- said of timber.
Curry (v. t.) To dress or prepare for use by a process of scraping, cleansing, beating, smoothing, and coloring; -- said of leather.
Curry (v. t.) To beat or bruise; to drub; -- said of persons.
Cymry (n.) A collective term for the Welsh race; -- so called by themselves .
Dactyl (n.) A poetical foot of three sylables (-- ~ ~), one long followed by two short, or one accented followed by two unaccented; as, L. tegm/n/, E. mer\b6ciful; -- so called from the similarity of its arrangement to that of the joints of a finger.
Dactylology (n.) The art of communicating ideas by certain movements and positions of the fingers; -- a method of conversing practiced by the deaf and dumb.
Daisy (n.) The whiteweed (Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum), the plant commonly called daisy in North America; -- called also oxeye daisy. See Whiteweed.
Dandy (n.) A small sail carried at or near the stern of small boats; -- called also jigger, and mizzen.
Darby (n.) A plasterer's float, having two handles; -- used in smoothing ceilings, etc.
Darbyite (n.) One of the Plymouth Brethren, or of a sect among them; -- so called from John N. Darby, one of the leaders of the Brethren.
Derby (n.) A race for three-old horses, run annually at Epsom (near London), for the Derby stakes. It was instituted by the 12th Earl of Derby, in 1780.
Derby (n.) A stiff felt hat with a dome-shaped crown.
Dictyogen (n.) A plant with net-veined leaves, and monocotyledonous embryos, belonging to the class Dictyogenae, proposed by Lindley for the orders Dioscoreaceae, Smilaceae, Trilliaceae, etc.
Diphyodont (a.) Having two successive sets of teeth (deciduous and permanent), one succeeding the other; as, a diphyodont mammal; diphyodont dentition; -- opposed to monophyodont.
Diphyozooid (n.) One of the free-swimming sexual zooids of Siphonophora.
Dipsy (a.) Deep-sea; as, a dipsey Dipsy (n.) A sinker attached to a fishing Dipsy (n.) A deep-sea lead.
Dirty (superl.) Sullied; clouded; -- applied to color.
Dirty (v. t.) To tarnish; to sully; to scandalize; -- said of reputation, character, etc.
Dissyllable (n.) A word of two syllables; as, pa-per.
Distyle (a.) Having two columns in front; -- said of a temple, portico, or the like.
Dolly (n.) A compact, narrow-gauge locomotive used for moving construction trains, switching, etc.
Dobby (n.) An apparatus resembling a Jacquard for weaving small figures (usually about 12 - 16 threads, seldom more than 36 - 40 threads).
Dormy (a.) Up, or ahead, as many holes as remain to be played; -- said of a player or side.
Dotty (a.) Unsteady in gait; hence, feeble; half-witted.
Domeykite (n.) A massive mineral of tin-white or steel-gray color, an arsenide of copper.
Dowdy (superl.) Showing a vulgar taste in dress; awkward and slovenly in dress; vulgar-looking.
Druxy (a.) Having decayed spots or streaks of a whitish color; -- said of timber.
Dummy (n.) A thick-witted person; a dolt.
Dummy (n.) The fourth or exposed hand when three persons play at a four-handed game of cards.
Dusky (a.) Tending to blackness in color; partially black; dark-colored; not bright; as, a dusky brown.
Duotype (n.) A print made from two half-tone plates made from the same negative, but etched differently.
Dyslysin (n.) A resinous substance formed in the decomposition of cholic acid of bile; -- so called because it is difficult to solve.
Early (adv.) In advance of the usual or appointed time; in good season; prior in time; among or near the first; -- opposed to late; as, the early bird; an early spring; early fruit.
Ecchymose (v. t.) To discolor by the production of an ecchymosis, or effusion of blood, beneath the skin; -- chiefly used in the passive form; as, the parts were much ecchymosed.
Empty (superl.) Containing nothing; not holding or having anything within; void of contents or appropriate contents; not filled; -- said of an inclosure, as a box, room, house, etc.; as, an empty chest, room, purse, or pitcher; an empty stomach; empty shackles.
Empty (superl.) Free; clear; devoid; -- often with of.
Empty (superl.) Destitute of effect, sincerity, or sense; -- said of language; as, empty words, or threats.
Empty (superl.) Unable to satisfy; unsatisfactory; hollow; vain; -- said of pleasure, the world, etc.
Empty (superl.) Producing nothing; unfruitful; -- said of a plant or tree; as, an empty vine.
Empty (n.) An empty box, crate, cask, etc.; -- used in commerce, esp. in transportation of freight; as, "special rates for empties."
Envoy (n.) An explanatory or commendatory postscript to a poem, essay, or book; -- also in the French from, l'envoi.
Epigynous (a.) Adnate to the surface of the ovary, so as to be apparently inserted upon the top of it; -- said of stamens, petals, sepals, and also of the disk.
Everyone (n.) Everybody; -- commonly separated, every one.
Flamy (a.) Flaming; blazing; flamelike; flame-colored; composed of flame.
Folly (n.) A foolish act; an inconsiderate or thoughtless procedure; weak or light-minded conduct; foolery.
Forty (a.) Four times ten; thirty-nine and one more.
Fusty (superl) Moldy; musty; ill-smelling; rank.
Gawky (superl.) Foolish and awkward; clumsy; clownish; as, gawky behavior. -- n. A fellow who is awkward from being overgrown, or from stupidity, a gawk.
Geosynclinal (n.) the downward bend or subsidence of the earth's crust, which allows of the gradual accumulation of sediment, and hence forms the first step in the making of a mountain range; -- opposed to geanticlinal.
Gephyrean (a.) Belonging to the Gephyrea. -- n. One of the Gerphyrea.
Glazy (a.) Having a glazed appearance; -- said of the fractured surface of some kinds of pin iron.
Goody (a.) Weakly or sentimentally good; affectedly good; -- often in the reduplicated form goody-goody.
Goldylocks (n.) A plant of several species of the genus Chrysocoma; -- so called from the tufts of yellow flowers which terminate the stems; also, the Ranunculus auricomus, a kind of buttercup.
Goody (n.) A bonbon, cake, or the like; -- usually in the pl.
Goody (n.) Goodwife; -- a low term of civility or sport.
Gossypium (n.) A genus of plants which yield the cotton of the arts. The species are much confused. G. herbaceum is the name given to the common cotton plant, while the long-stapled sea-island cotton is produced by G. Barbadense, a shrubby variety. There are several other kinds besides these.
Gypsy (n.) A dark-complexioned person.
Handy (superl.) Easily managed; obedient to the helm; -- said of a vessel.
Happy (superl.) Experiencing the effect of favorable fortune; having the feeling arising from the consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, as peace, tranquillity, comfort; contented; joyous; as, happy hours, happy thoughts.
Harpy (n.) A large and powerful, double-crested, short-winged American eagle (Thrasaetus harpyia). It ranges from Texas to Brazil.
Heavy (superl.) Loud; deep; -- said of sound; as, heavy thunder.
Heavy (superl.) Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; -- said of the sky.
Heavy (superl.) Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; -- said of earth; as, a heavy road, soil, and the like.
Heavy (superl.) Not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; -- said of food.
Heavy (superl.) Having much body or strength; -- said of wines, or other liquors.
Heavy (adv.) Heavily; -- sometimes used in composition; as, heavy-laden.
Henry (n.) The unit of electric induction; the induction in a circuit when the electro-motive force induced in this circuit is one volt, while the inducing current varies at the rate of one ampere a second.
Hinny (n.) A term of endearment; darling; -- corrupted from honey.
Hobby (n.) A small, strong-winged European falcon (Falco subbuteo), formerly trained for hawking.
Hobbyhorse (n.) A subject or plan upon which one is constantly setting off; a favorite and ever-recurring theme of discourse, thought, or effort; that which occupies one's attention unduly, or to the weariness of others; a ruling passion.
Hollyhock (n.) A species of Althaea (A. rosea), bearing flowers of various colors; -- called also rose mallow.
Honey (n.) Sweet one; -- a term of endearment.
Honeycomb (n.) Any substance, as a easting of iron, a piece of worm-eaten wood, or of triple, etc., perforated with cells like a honeycomb.
Hussy (n.) A worthless woman or girl; a forward wench; a jade; -- used as a term of contempt or reproach.
Hussy (n.) A pert girl; a frolicsome or sportive young woman; -- used jocosely.
Ivory (n.) The hard, white, opaque, fine-grained substance constituting the tusks of the elephant. It is a variety of dentine, characterized by the minuteness and close arrangement of the tubes, as also by their double flexure. It is used in manufacturing articles of ornament or utility.
Ivorytype (n.) A picture produced by superposing a very light print, rendered translucent by varnish, and tinted upon the back, upon a stronger print, so as to give the effect of a photograph in natural colors; -- called also hellenotype.
Jasey (n.) A wig; -- so called, perhaps, from being made of, or resembling, Jersey yarn.
Jerry (a.) Flimsy; jerry-built.
Jelly (n.) The juice of fruits or meats boiled with sugar to an elastic consistence; as, currant jelly; calf's-foot jelly.
Jenny (n.) A machine for spinning a number of threads at once, -- used in factories.
Jolly (v. t.) To cause to be jolly; to make good-natured; to encourage to feel pleasant or cheerful; -- often implying an insincere or bantering spirit; hence, to poke fun at.
Langya (n.) One of several species of East Indian and Asiatic fresh-water fishes of the genus Ophiocephalus, remarkable for their power of living out of water, and for their tenacity of life; -- called also walking fishes.
Lobby (n.) An apartment or passageway in the fore part of an old-fashioned cabin under the quarter-deck.
Lucky (superl.) Favored by luck; fortunate; meeting with good success or good fortune; -- said of persons; as, a lucky adventurer.
Mabby (n.) A spirituous liquor or drink distilled from potatoes; -- used in the Barbadoes.
Marry (interj.) Indeed ! in truth ! -- a term of asseveration said to have been derived from the practice of swearing by the Virgin Mary.
Merrythought (n.) The forked bone of a fowl's breast; -- called also wishbone. See Furculum.
Methylene (n.) A hydrocarbon radical, CH2, not known in the free state, but regarded as an essential residue and component of certain derivatives of methane; as, methylene bromide, CH2Br2; -- formerly called also methene.
Methysticin (n.) A white, silky, crystalMothy (a.) Infested with moths; moth-eaten.
Mosey (v. i.) To go, or move (in a certain manner); -- usually with out, off, along, etc.
Mummy (n.) A gummy liquor that exudes from embalmed flesh when heated; -- formerly supposed to have magical and medicinal properties.
Mushy (a.) Soft like mush; figuratively, good-naturedly weak and effusive; weakly sentimental.
Muzzy (a.) Absent-minded; dazed; muddled; stupid.
Neodymium (n.) A rare metallic element occurring in combination with cerium, lanthanum, and other rare metals, and forming amethyst-colored salts. It was separated in 1885 by von Welsbach from praseodymium, the two having previously been regarded as a single element (didymium). It is chiefly trivalent. Symbol Nd; at. wt. 144.3.
Noddy (n.) A small two-wheeled one-horse vehicle.
Noddy (n.) An inverted pendulum consisting of a short vertical flat spring which supports a rod having a bob at the top; -- used for detecting and measuring slight horizontal vibrations of a body to which it is attached.
Pachydermatous (a.) Thick-skinned; not sensitive to ridicule.
Pachyglossal (a.) Having a thick tongue; -- applied to a group of lizards (Pachyglossae), including the iguanas and agamas.
Paddy (n.) Unhusked rice; -- commonly so called in the East Indies.
Palsywort (n.) The cowslip (Primula veris); -- so called from its supposed remedial powers.
Pansy (n.) A plant of the genus Viola (V. tricolor) and its blossom, originally purple and yellow. Cultivated varieties have very large flowers of a great diversity of colors. Called also heart's-ease, love-in-idleness, and many other quaint names.
Paspy (n.) A kind of minuet, in triple time, of French origin, popular in the reign of Queen Elizabeth and for some time after; -- called also passing measure, and passymeasure.
Penny (a.) Denoting pound weight for one thousand; -- used in combination, with respect to nails; as, tenpenny nails, nails of which one thousand weight ten pounds.
Penny (n.) An English coin, formerly of copper, now of bronze, the twelfth part of an English shilling in account value, and equal to four farthings, or about two cents; -- usually indicated by the abbreviation d. (the initial of denarius).
Pennyweight (n.) A troy weight containing twenty-four grains, or the twentieth part of an ounce; as, a pennyweight of gold or of arsenic. It was anciently the weight of a silver penny, whence the name.
Pettychaps (n.) Any one of several species of small European singing birds of the subfamily Sylviinae, as the willow warbler, the chiff-chaff, and the golden warbler (Sylvia hortensis).
Pharyngobranchial (a.) Of or pertaining to the pharynx and the branchiae; -- applied especially to the dorsal elements in the branchial arches of fishes. See Pharyngeal.
Piraya (n.) A large voracious fresh-water fish (Serrasalmo piraya) of South America, having lancet-shaped teeth.
Platycoelian (a.) Flat at the anterior and concave at the posterior end; -- said of the centra of the vertebrae of some extinct dinouaurs.
Platyptera (n. pl.) A division of Pseudoneuroptera including the species which have four broad, flat wings, as the termites, or white-ants, and the stone flies (Perla).
Platyrhine (a.) Having the nose broad; -- opposed to leptorhine.
Platyrhini (n. pl.) A division of monkeys, including the American species, which have a broad nasal septum, thirty-six teeth, and usually a prehensile tail. See Monkey.
Pomey (n.) A figure supposed to resemble an apple; a roundel, -- always of a green color.
Pteryla (n.) One of the definite areas of the skin of a bird on which feathers grow; -- contrasted with apteria.
Pursy (a.) Fat and short-breathed; fat, short, and thick; swelled with pampering; as, pursy insolence.
Puseyite (n.) One who holds the principles of Puseyism; -- often used opprobriously.
Pussy (n.) The game of tipcat; -- also called pussy cat.
Putty (n.) A kind of thick paste or cement compounded of whiting, or soft carbonate of lime, and linseed oil, when applied beaten or kneaded to the consistence of dough, -- used in fastening glass in sashes, stopping crevices, and for similar purposes.
Puttyroot (n.) An American orchidaceous plant (Aplectrum hyemale) which flowers in early summer. Its slender naked rootstock produces each year a solid corm, filled with exceedingly glutinous matter, which sends up later a single large oval evergreen plaited leaf. Called also Adam-and-Eve.
Rangy (v. i.) IncRally (v. i.) To recover strength after a decRally (n.) Good-humored raillery.
Ready (superl.) On the point; about; on the brink; near; -- with a following infinitive.
Ready (n.) Ready money; cash; -- commonly with the; as, he was well supplied with the ready.
Redeye (n.) The goggle-eye, or fresh-water rock bass.
Repay (v. t.) To make return or requital for; to recompense; -- in a good or bad sense; as, to repay kindness; to repay an injury.
Rusty (superl.) Rust-colored; dark.
Sallyman (n.) The velella; -- called also saleeman.
Savoy (n.) A variety of the common cabbage (Brassica oleracea major), having curled leaves, -- much cultivated for winter use.
Scolytid (n.) Any one of numerous species of small bark-boring beetles of the genus Scolytus and allied genera. Also used adjectively.
Seedy (superl.) Having a peculiar flavor supposed to be derived from the weeds growing among the vines; -- said of certain kinds of French brandy.
Sixty (a.) Six times ten; fifty-nine and one more; threescore.
Sorry (a.) Grieved for the loss of some good; pained for some evil; feeling regret; -- now generally used to express light grief or affliction, but formerly often used to express deeper feeling.
Styryl (n.) A hypothetical radical found in certain derivatives of styrolene and cinnamic acid; -- called also cinnyl, or cinnamyl.
Stagy (a.) Having an air or manner characteristic of the stage; theatrical; artificial; as, a stagy tone or bearing; -- chiefly used depreciatively.
Sulky (a.) A light two-wheeled carriage for a single person.
Sully (v. t.) To soil; to dirty; to spot; to tarnish; to stain; to darken; -- used literally and figuratively; as, to sully a sword; to sully a person's reputation.
Surly (a.) Gloomily morose; ill-natured, abrupt, and rude; severe; sour; crabbed; rough; sullen; gloomy; as, a surly groom; a surly dog; surly language; a surly look.
Syndyasmian (a.) Pertaining to the state of pairing together sexually; -- said of animals during periods of procreation and while rearing their offspring.
Systyle (a.) Having a space equal to two diameters or four modules between two columns; -- said of a portico or building. See Intercolumniation.
Tachyglossa (n. pl.) A division of monotremes which comprises the spiny ant-eaters of Australia and New Guinea. See Illust. under Echidna.
Tachylyte (n.) A vitreous form of basalt; -- so called because decomposable by acids and readily fusible.
Tacky (a.) Sticky; adhesive; raw; -- said of paint, varnish, etc., when not well dried.
Tammy (n.) A kind of woolen, or woolen and cotton, cloth, often highly glazed, -- used for curtains, sieves, strainers, etc.
Tapayaxin (n.) A Mexican spinous lizard (Phrynosoma orbiculare) having a head somewhat like that of a toad; -- called also horned toad.
Tardy (superl.) Not being inseason; late; dilatory; -- opposed to prompt; as, to be tardy in one's payments.
Tasty (superl.) Having a good taste; -- applied to persons; as, a tasty woman. See Taste, n., 5.
Tachyscope (n.) An early form of antimated-picture machine, devised in 1889 by Otto Anschutz of Berlin, in which the chronophotographs were mounted upon the periphery of a rotating wheel.
Tacky (n.) An ill-conditioned, ill-fed, or neglected horse; also, a person in a like condition.
Tennysonian (a.) Of or pertaining to Alfred (Lord) Tennyson, the English poet (1809-92); resembling, or having some of the characteristics of, his poetry, as simplicity, pictorial quality, sensuousness, etc.
Tetryl (n.) Butyl; -- so called from the four carbon atoms in the molecule.
Tetrylene (n.) Butylene; -- so called from the four carbon atoms in the molecule.
Thamyn (n.) An Asiatic deer (Rucervus Eldi) resembling the swamp deer; -- called also Eld's deer.
Thelytokous (a.) Producing females only; -- said of certain female insects.
Tommy (n.) Bread, -- generally a penny roll; the supply of food carried by workmen as their daily allowance.
Tretys (a.) Long and well-proportioned; nicely made; pretty.
Tricycle (n.) A three-wheeled velocipede. See Illust. under Velocipede. Cf. Bicycle.
Trisyllable (n.) A word consisting of three syllables only; as, a-ven-ger.
Uropygium (n.) The prominence at the posterior extremity of a bird's body, which supports the feathers of the tail; the rump; -- sometimes called pope's nose.
Vairy (n.) Charged with vair; variegated with shield-shaped figures. See Vair.
Vilayet (n.) One of the chief administrative divisions or provinces of the Ottoman Empire; -- formerly called eyalet.
Wacky (n.) A soft, earthy, dark-colored rock or clay derived from the alteration of basalt.
Weary (superl.) Having one's patience, relish, or contentment exhausted; tired; sick; -- with of before the cause; as, weary of marching, or of confinement; weary of study.
Wedgy (a.) Like a wedge; wedge-shaped.
Weedy (superl.) Scraggy; ill-shaped; ungainly; -- said of colts or horses, and also of persons.
Zephyrus (n.) The west wind, or zephyr; -- usually personified, and made the most mild and gentle of all the sylvan deities.
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