1. [ adjective ] (suffix) resembling or characteristic of something specified
Synonyms: ish ly

"the `ish' in `boyish enthusiasm' and the `ly' in `housewifely duties' and the `y' in `a long horsy face' are all suffixes with similar semantic import"

Related terms: like
2. [ noun ] the 25th letter of the Roman alphabet
Related terms: letter Roman_alphabet
3. [ noun ] (chemistry) a silvery metallic element that is common in rare-earth minerals; used in magnesium and aluminum alloys
Synonyms: atomic_number_39 yttrium
Related terms: metallic_element xenotime gadolinite fergusonite
Similar spelling:   Yu