Meaning of Y in English

I. ˈwī noun

( plural y's or ys ˈwīz)

Usage: often capitalized, often attributive

Date: before 12th century


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

II. abbreviation

1. yard

2. year

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.