(Year"ly), adv. [AS. geárlice.] Annually; once a year to year; as, blessings yearly bestowed.
Yearly will I do this rite.Shak.
(Yearn) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Yearned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Yearning.] [Also earn, ern; probably a
corruption of OE. ermen to grieve, AS. ierman, yrman, or geierman, geyrman, fr. earm wretched,
poor; akin to D. & G. arm, Icel. armr, Goth. arms. The y- in English is perhaps due to the AS. ge ]
To pain; to grieve; to vex. [Obs.] "She laments, sir, for it, that it would yearn your heart to see it." Shak.
It yearns me not if men my garments wear.Shak.
(Yearn), v. i. To be pained or distressed; to grieve; to mourn. [Obs.] "Falstaff he is dead, and we
must yearn therefore." Shak.
(Yearn), v. i. & t. [See Yearnings.] To curdle, as milk. [Scot.]
(Yearn), v. i. [OE. yernen, &yoghernen, &yogheornen, AS. geornian, gyrnan, fr. georn desirous,
eager; akin to OS. gern desirous, girnean, gernean, to desire, D. gaarne gladly, willingly, G. gern,
OHG. gerno, adv., gern, a., G. gier greed, OHG. giri greed, ger desirous, geron to desire, G. begehren,
Icel. girna to desire, gjarn eager, Goth. faíhugaírns covetous, gaírnjan to desire, and perhaps to Gr.
chai`rein to rejoice, be glad, Skr. hary to desire, to like. &radic33.] To be filled with longing desire; to
be harassed or rendered uneasy with longing, or feeling the want of a thing; to strain with emotions of
affection or tenderness; to long; to be eager.
Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother; and he sought where to weep.Gen. xliii.
Your mother's heart yearns towards you.Addison.
(Yearn"ful) a. [OE. &yogheornful, AS. geornfull.] Desirous. [Obs.] Ormulum. P. Fletcher.
(Yearn"ing*ly), adv. With yearning.
(Yearn"ings) n. pl. [Cf. AS. geirnan, geyrnan, to rum. See 4th Earn.] The maws, or stomachs,
of young calves, used as a rennet for curdling milk. [Scot.]
(Yearth) n. The earth. [Obs.] "Is my son dead or hurt or on the yerthe felled?" Ld. Berners.
(Yeast) n. [OE. &yogheest, &yoghest, AS. gist; akin to D. gest, gist, G. gischt, gäscht, OHG.
jesan, jerian, to ferment, G. gischen, gäschen, gähren, Gr. boiled, zei^n to boil, Skr. yas. &radic111.]
1. The foam, or troth or the sediment of beer or other in fermentation, which contains the yeast plant or
its spores, and under certain conditions produces fermentation in saccharine or farinaceous substances; a
preparation used for raising dough for bread or cakes, and making it light and puffy; barm; ferment.
2. Spume, or foam, of water.
They melt thy yeast of waves, which marByron. Yeast cake, a mealy cake impregnated with the live germs of the yeast plant, and used as a conveniently
transportable substitute for yeast. Yeast plant (Bot.), the vegetable organism, or fungus, of which
beer yeast consists. The yeast plant is composed of simple cells, or granules, about one three-thousandth
of an inch in diameter, often united into filaments which reproduce by budding, and under certain circumstances
by the formation of spores. The name is extended to other ferments of the same genus. See Saccharomyces. - -
Yeast powder, a baling powder, used instead of yeast in leavening bread.
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