Meaning of Y in English

Y

n.

Pronunciation: same

Function: noun suffix

Inflected Form: plural -ies

Etymology: Middle English -ie, from Anglo-French, from Latin -ia, from Greek -ia, -eia

1 : state : condition : quality <beggar y >

2 : activity, place of business, or goods dealt with <chandler y > <laundr y >

3 : whole body or group <soldier y >

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.