Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary



YOUNGER, a. Comp. Yunger. Not so old as another. A person of ninety years old is younger than one of a hundred, though certainly not a young man, nor in the first part of life.

YOUNGEST, a. Superl. Yungest. Having the least age. There are three persons living, the youngest of whom is ninety years old.

YOUNGISH, a. Yungish. Somewhat young.

YOUNGLING, n. Yungling. Any animal in the first part of life.

YOUNGLY, adv. Yungly.

1. Early in life.

2. Ignorantly; weakly. [Little used.]

YOUNGSTER, n. Yungster. A young person; a lad; a colloquial word.

YOUNGTH, for youth, is not in use.

YOUNKER, n. Among seamen, a stripling in the service.

YOUR, a. Pronom. pron. yure. [G.]

1. Belonging to you; equally applicable to both numbers; as your father; your heart; your prince; your subjects.

2. It is used indefinitely.

Your medalist and your critic are much nearer related than the world imagine.

3. Yours is used as a substitute for a noun in the nominative or objective. This book is yours. I have no pen; give me yours. My sword and yours are kin.

YOURSELF, pron. plu. Yourselves. [your and self.]

1. A word added to you, to express distinction emphatically between you and other persons. This work you must do yourself; or you yourself must do it; that is, you and no other person. Sometimes it is used without you.

Allow obedience, if yourselves are old.

2. It is used as the reciprocal pronoun. You love only yourself; you have brought this calamity on yourselves; be but yourselves.

YOUTH, n. Yuth. [G.]

1. The part of life that succeeds to childhood. In a general sense, youth denotes the whole early part of life, from infancy to manhood; but it is not unusual to divide the stages of life into infancy, childhood, youth, and manhood. In this sense the word can have no plural.

Those who pass their youth in vice, are justly condemned to spend their age in folly.

2. A young man. In this sense it has a plural.

Seven youths from Athens yearly sent--

3. A young person, male or female.

4. Young persons, collectively.

It is fit to youth to read the best authors first.

YOUTHFUL, a. Young; as tow youthful knights.

2. Pertaining to the early parts of life; as youthful thoughts; youthful sports.

3. Fresh vigorous; as in youth.

YOUTHFULLY, adv. In a youthful manner.

YOUTHLY, a. Young; early in life.

YOUTHY, a. Young. [Bad and not used.]

YPIGHT, a. Fixed, that is, pitched.

YTTRIA, n. [so called from Ytterby, a quarry in Sweden.] One of the earths. It has the appearance of a fine white powder, without taste or smell. It is insoluble in water, and does not affect vegetable blues. It combines with acids and forms salts. Its base is yttrium.

YTTRIOUS, a. Pertaining to yttria; containing yttria; as the yttrious oxyd of columbium.

YTTRIUM, n. The base of yttria.

YTTRO-CERITE, n. A mineral consisting of the oxyd of cerium, yttria, lime and fluoric acid.

YTTRO-COLUMBITE, n. A mineral containing yttria.

YTTRO-TANTALITE, n. A mineral found in kidney-form masses; an ore of tantalum.

YUCK, v.i. To itch. [Local.]

YUFTS, n. Russia lether, prepared from ox hides in a peculiar manner.

YUG, YOG, n. In the mythology of India, an age; one of the ages into which the Hindoos divide the duration or existence of the world.

YULAN, n. A beautiful flowering tree of China.

YULE, n. The name anciently given to Christmas, or the feast of the nativity of our Savior.

YUX, n. A hiccough. [Not used.]

YUX, v.i. To hiccough.