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yearn to have a strong desire, craving, or wish for something.
yearning a deep desire, longing, or need.
year-round continuing, existing, or lasting throughout the entire year.
year round during the whole year.
year-to-date from the beginning of the year to this day. Year-to-date, or YTD, is often written on the stub of a check for wages to show how much money a person has earned in a year up to the date of the check.
yeasayer a person who has a confident and positive attitude toward life. [2 definitions]
yeast any of the minute cells or froth of certain fungi used to ferment alcohol, make dough rise, or manufacture certain medicines. [4 definitions]
yeasty of, like, or made with yeast. [4 definitions]
yell to scream out loudly, as in pain, anger, fright, surprise, or enthusiasm. [4 definitions]
yellow the color of an egg yolk or ripe lemon; the color between orange and green on the spectrum. [7 definitions]
yellow-bellied sapsucker a North American sapsucker that has black and white feathers on its back, a redhead, and a yellowish abdomen.
yellowbird any of various birds that are yellow or predominantly yellow, such as the yellow warbler or the goldfinch.
yellowcake a powdery uranium concentrate used esp. in nuclear reactors that is obtained from the milling of uranium.
yellow-dog contract an employment contract, now illegal, in which an employee agrees not to remain in or join a labor union.
yellow fever an infectious, often fatal disease of tropical climates caused by a virus spread by mosquitoes and characterized by jaundice, fever, vomiting, and hemorrhaging.
yellow-fever mosquito a small mosquito that transmits yellow fever and dengue.
yellowhammer a small common Eurasian bunting, the male of which is marked by a bright yellow head, neck, and breast. [2 definitions]
yellow jack see yellow fever. [3 definitions]
yellow jacket any of several small social wasps or hornets that have black bodies with bright yellow markings.
yellow journalism the use of sensational or unscrupulous material in newspapers and the like, with the aim of attracting or influencing readers.
yellow metal a yellow alloy made of copper and zinc; Muntz metal. [2 definitions]