Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The letter y.
  • n. An object shaped like a Y.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The name of the Latin script letter Y/y.
  • n. A wye-shaped object: a wye-level, wye-connected. Especially a Y-shaped connection of three sections of track.
  • n. A warrior or fighter.
  • n. A hero; a man, person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The letter Y.
  • n. A kind of crotch. See Y, n. (a).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See wie.
  • n. The letter Y, or something resembling it.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the 25th letter of the Roman alphabet

Etymologies

Attested as wi c. 1200. Of uncertain origin. Perhaps cognate with Old French ui or gui. (Wiktionary)
Old English wiga. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • I know. But ours is not to wonder Wye...

    June 29, 2009

  • I had no idea that the Wye Oak was gone. *Wiping a tear away* Why, O Wye?

    June 28, 2009

  • Oh yes, the porch is close. You can almost see EC from the porch!

    June 27, 2009

  • Sweet! I live in Ellicott City! I had no idea the porch was so close!

    June 27, 2009

  • Y.

    June 27, 2009

  • The governor of Maryland has a heifer on his desk? Shades of Spamalot.

    June 27, 2009

  • W. Howard County

    June 27, 2009

  • They have since made it into the Governor's desk.

    Where in MD do you live, dc?

    June 27, 2009

  • For a long time, the Wye Oak was a famous and very, very old oak tree in Maryland. It survived from sometime in the 1500's until a storm took it down in 2002.

    June 27, 2009

  • (n): a young cow, or young heifer. Yorkshire dialect. Cf. Old Norse kvíga.

    June 27, 2009