• 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.
• Y- Definition & Synonyms
- () A prefix of obscure meaning, originally used with verbs, adverbs, adjectives, nouns, and pronouns. In the Middle English period, it was little employed except with verbs, being chiefly used with past participles, though occasionally with the infinitive Ycleped, or yclept, is perhaps the only word not entirely obsolete which shows this use.
- () Alt. of I-
• Yajur-Veda Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) See Veda.