Words starting with y

Words and definitions

Meaning of Yard

Yard means: A long piece of timber, nearly cylindrical, tapering toward the ends, and designed to support and extend a square sail. A yard is usually hung by the center to the mast. See Illust. of Ship.

Meaning of Yard

Yard means: An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of, or around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a barnyard.

Meaning of Yard

Yard means: An inclosure within which any work or business is carried on; as, a dockyard; a shipyard.

Meaning of Yard

Yard means: To confine (cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a yard; as, to yard cows.

Meaning of Yardarm

Yardarm means: Either half of a square-rigged vessel's yard, from the center or mast to the end.

Meaning of Yardfuls

Yardfuls means: of Yardful

Meaning of Yardful

Yardful means: As much as a yard will contain; enough to fill a yard.

Meaning of Yardland

Yardland means: A measure of land of uncertain quantity, varying from fifteen to forty acres; a virgate.

Meaning of Yardstick

Yardstick means: A stick three feet, or a yard, in length, used as a measure of cloth, etc.

Meaning of Yardwand

Yardwand means: A yardstick.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zufolo

Zufolo means: A little flute or flageolet, especially that which is used to teach birds.

Meaning of Zuchetto

Zuchetto means: A skullcap covering the tonsure, worn under the berretta. The pope's is white; a cardinal's red; a bishop's purple; a priest's black.

Meaning of Zuche

Zuche means: A stump of a tree.

Meaning of Zubr

Zubr means: The aurochs.

Meaning of Zoutch

Zoutch means: To stew, as flounders, eels, etc., with just enough or liquid to cover them.

Meaning of Zounds

Zounds means: An exclamation formerly used as an oath, and an expression of anger or wonder.

Meaning of Zouave

Zouave means: Hence, one of a body of soldiers who adopt the dress and drill of the Zouaves, as was done by a number of volunteer regiments in the army of the United States in the Civil War, 1861-65.

Meaning of Zouave

Zouave means: One of an active and hardy body of soldiers in the French service, originally Arabs, but now composed of Frenchmen who wear the Arab dress.

Meaning of Zosterops

Zosterops means: A genus of birds that comprises the white-eyes. See White-eye.

Meaning of Zostera

Zostera means: A genus of plants of the Naiadaceae, or Pondweed family. Zostera marina is commonly known as sea wrack, and eelgrass.

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