Yauper to Yede
(Yaup"er) n. One who, or that which, yaups.
(Yau"pon) n. (Bot.) A shrub (Ilex Cassine) of the Holly family, native from Virginia to Florida.
The smooth elliptical leaves are used as a substitute for tea, and were formerly used in preparing the
black drink of the Indians of North Carolina. Called also South-Sea tea. [Written also yapon, youpon,
(Yaw) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Yawed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Yawing.] [Cf. Yew, v. i.] To rise in blisters,
breaking in white froth, as cane juice in the clarifiers in sugar works.
(Yaw), v. i. & t. [Cf. Prov. G. gagen to rock, gageln to totter, shake, Norw. gaga to bend backward,
Icel. gagr bent back, gaga to throw the neck back.] (Naut.) To steer wild, or out of the line of her
course; to deviate from her course, as when struck by a heavy sea; said of a ship.
Just as he would lay the ship's course, all yawing being out of the question.Lowell.
(Yaw), n. (Naut.) A movement of a vessel by which she temporarily alters her course; a deviation
from a straight course in steering.
(Yawd) n. [Cf. Icel. jalda a mare, E. jade a nag.] A jade; an old horse or mare. [Written also
yaud.] [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Grose.
(Yawl) n. [D. jol; akin to LG. & Dan. jolle, Sw. julle. Cf. Jolly-boat.] (Naut.) A small ship's
boat, usually rowed by four or six oars. [Written also yaul.]
(Yawl), v. i. [OE. &yoghaulen, &yoghoulen, gaulen, goulen, Icel. gaula to low, bellow. Cf. Gowl.]
To cry out like a dog or cat; to howl; to yell. Tennyson.
There howling Scyllas yawling round about.Fairfax.
(Yawl"-rigged") a. (Naut.) Having two masts with fore-and-aft sails, but differing from a
schooner in that the after mast is very small, and stepped as far aft as possible. See Illustration in
(Yawn) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Yawned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Yawning.] [OE. yanien, &yoghanien,
ganien, gonien, AS. ganian; akin to ginian to yawn, ginan to yawn, open wide, G. gähnen to yawn,
OHG. ginen, geinon, Icel. gina to yawn, gin the mouth, OSlav. zijati to yawn, L. hiare to gape,
yawn; and perhaps to E. begin, cf. Gr. cheia` a hole. &radic47b. Cf. Begin, Gin to begin, Hiatus.]
1. To open the mouth involuntarily through drowsiness, dullness, or fatigue; to gape; to oscitate. "The
lazy, yawning drone." Shak.
And while above he spends his breath,Trumbull.
The yawning audience nod beneath.
2. To open wide; to gape, as if to allow the entrance or exit of anything.
't is now the very witching time of night,Shak.
When churchyards yawn.
3. To open the mouth, or to gape, through surprise or bewilderment. Shak.
4. To be eager; to desire to swallow anything; to express desire by yawning; as, to yawn for fat livings.
"One long, yawning gaze." Landor.