• ies Definition & Synonyms
- (pl. ) of Pettifoggery
• Y Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) One of the forked holders for supporting the telescope of a leveling instrument, or the axis of a theodolite; a wye.
- () Y, the twenty-fifth letter of the English alphabet, at the beginning of a word or syllable, except when a prefix (see Y-), is usually a fricative vocal consonant; as a prefix, and usually in the middle or at the end of a syllable, it is a vowel. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 145, 178-9, 272.
- (n.) A portion of track consisting of two diverging tracks connected by a cross track.
- (pron.) I.
- (n.) Something shaped like the letter Y; a forked piece resembling in form the letter Y.
- (n.) A forked or bifurcated pipe fitting.
• I Definition & Synonyms
- (object.) The nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the word with which a speaker or writer denotes himself.
- () In our old authors, I was often used for ay (or aye), yes, which is pronounced nearly like it.
- () I, the ninth letter of the English alphabet, takes its form from the Phoenician, through the Latin and the Greek. The Phoenician letter was probably of Egyptian origin. Its original value was nearly the same as that of the Italian I, or long e as in mete. Etymologically I is most closely related to e, y, j, g; as in dint, dent, beverage, L. bibere; E. kin, AS. cynn; E. thin, AS. /ynne; E. dominion, donjon, dungeon.
- () As a numeral, I stands for 1, II for 2, etc.