Meaning of Y in English

Y

pron i.

2. y ·noun a forked or bifurcated pipe fitting.

3. y ·noun a portion of track consisting of two diverging tracks connected by a cross track.

4. y ·noun something shaped like the letter y; a forked piece resembling in form the letter y.

5. y ·noun one of the forked holders for supporting the telescope of a leveling instrument, or the axis of a theodolite; a wye.

6. y ·- 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.

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