y


1y

noun, often capitalized often attributive \ˈwī\

: the 25th letter of the English alphabet

mathematics —used to represent especially a second unknown quantity

—used in the phrase x, y, and z to refer to the second thing in a group of three unnamed things

plural y's or ys \ˈwīz\

Full Definition of Y

1
a :  the 25th letter of the English alphabet
b :  a graphic representation of this letter
c :  a speech counterpart of orthographic y
2
:  a graphic device for reproducing the letter y
3
:  one designated y especially as the 25th in order or class or the second in order or class when x is made the first
4
:  something shaped like the letter Y

Examples of Y

  1. a word that starts with a y
  2. a word that starts with y

First Known Use of Y

before 12th century

Other Alphabet Terms

cuneiform, linear, minuscule, pictograph, rune, symbology, wedge

2y

abbreviation

Definition of Y

1
yard
2
year

1Y

noun \ˈwī\

Definition of Y

1
:  ymca
2
:  ywca

First Known Use of Y

circa 1915

Rhymes with Y

2Y

symbol

Definition of Y

yttrium

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