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Meaning of "yew" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD YEW

Old English īw; related to Old High German īwa, Old Norse ӯr yew, Latin ūva grape, Russian iva willow.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF YEW

yew  [juː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF YEW

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Yew is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES YEW MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of yew in the English dictionary

The first definition of yew in the dictionary is any coniferous tree of the genus Taxus, of the Old World and North America, esp T. baccata, having flattened needle-like leaves, fine-grained elastic wood, and solitary seeds with a red waxy aril resembling berries: family Taxaceae. Other definition of yew is the wood of any of these trees, used to make bows for archery. Yew is also a bow made of yew.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE YEW

yesterday morning
yesterday week
yesterdays
yestereve
yestereven
yestermorn
yestern
yesternight
yesteryear
yestreen
yet
yeti
yett
yettie
yeuk
yeuky
yeve
Yevtushenko
yewen
yex

WORDS THAT END LIKE YEW

a good few
Andrew
brand-new
crew
drew
few
grew
have a few
Hebrew
interview
knew
Matthew
new
not a few
overview
preview
review
screw
the new
view

Synonyms and antonyms of yew in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «yew» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF YEW

Find out the translation of yew to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of yew from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «yew» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

紫杉
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tejo
570 millions of speakers

English

yew
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طَقْسُوس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тис
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

teixo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ইউ কাষ্ঠ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

if
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Yew
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Eibe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

イチイ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

주목
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Yew
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cây thủy tùng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

யூ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ये
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

porsukağacı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tasso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cis
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тис
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tisă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ήμερο έλατο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

taxus
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

idegran
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

barlind
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of yew

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «YEW»

The term «yew» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.948 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «YEW» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about yew

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «YEW»

Discover the use of yew in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to yew and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master's Insights on China, the ...
A respected former prime minister of Singapore discusses Islamic terrorism; economic growth; democracy; the welfare state; education; the free market; the roles of the United States, China and India in world politics; and much more.
Kuan Yew Lee, Graham T. Allison, Robert D. Blackwill, 2013
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Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew: Citizen of Singapore - How ...
Imagine the delight and challenge of entering into a one-on-one political and personal conversation with the founding father of modern Singapore. This is exactly the timely treat that awaits you in Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew.
Tom Plate, 2010
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Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing
This book examines the underlying mechanics of creating a fracture from vertical or deviated wellbores and the propagation of a hydraulic fracture in the reservoir.
Ching H. Yew, 1997
4
Porcelain, and: A Language of Their Own : Two Plays
Banned in his native Singapore, Chay Yew has been hailed as “a promising new voice in American theater” by Time magazine.
Chay Yew, 1997
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Pee-Yew!: The Stinkiest, Smelliest Animals, Insects, and ...
Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!
Mike Artell, 2006
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The Enchanted Island of Yew: Whereon Prince Marvel ...
Whereon Prince Marvel Encountered the High Ki of Twi and Other Surprising People Lyman Frank Baum. "Oh, hoi" cried Marvel; "I begin to understand. You are a prisoner." "Yes; as you will also be shortly," answered the boy. "And then you ...
Lyman Frank Baum, 1903
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The Hyphenated American: Four Plays
Chay Yew has been hailed by Time magazine as "a promising new voice in American theater." In this collection of four new plays, Yew continues to explore issues of artistic expression, self-identity, and the immigrant experience.
Chay Yew, 1998
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A Corpse for Yew
When she volunteers to harvest bones and invaluable artifacts from the dry Lake Whitley, Peggy Lee, part-time forensic botantist, stumbles upon the remains of a member of the Shamrock Historical Society and must dig up some clues to catch a ...
Joyce Lavene, Jim Lavene, 2009
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The Sacred Yew
Myth blends with science in this inspiring story of one man's crusade to preserve the ancient and revered, yet recently threatened, yew tree.
Anand Chetan, Diana Brueton, Allen Meredith, 1994
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Lee Kuan Yew's Strategic Thought
34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 The Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew's address at the Parliamentary Luncheon, Wellington, 4 April 1975, lky /1975/lky0404.doc, http://stars.nhb.gov.sg/stars/public/; excerpts of speech by ...
Cheng Guan Ang, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «YEW»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term yew is used in the context of the following news items.
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Singapore Frees Amos Yee, 16, Blogger Who Criticized Lee Kuan …
HONG KONG — A teenage blogger who was convicted of two charges after criticizing Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, was released on ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
What businesses can learn from Lee Kuan Yew, the man who built …
I first came to live in Singapore twenty five years ago. Though I didn't have the privilege of meeting late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew till many years later, ... «Quartz, May 15»
3
Glimpses of Lee Kuan Yew
Seldom has the death of a great Asian leader commanded as much appreciation in the West as the passing of Lee Kuan Yew. The mind numbs at the number of ... «East Asia Forum, May 15»
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Amos Yee: The boy who criticised Lee Kuan Yew
To his mother, he is just "different", a child born in the wrong place. But to many others he is seen as the boy who dared to insult Lee Kuan Yew. «BBC News, May 15»
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What Lee Kuan Yew Teaches Us About Investing
“If you will make a study of the life and the work of Lee Kuan Yew, you will find one of the most interesting and instructive political stories written in the history of ... «ValueWalk, May 15»
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Gaining new appreciation for Singapore's titan
I also arrived to the news of the death of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding prime minister and dominant public figure for about six decades. Much has been ... «Boston Globe, May 15»
7
Getting out of a hole, after Lee Kuan Yew
Singapore's leaders after Lee Kuan Yew have navigated several crises well, but have to govern in a more complex environment driven by geopolitical change ... «The Straits Times, Apr 15»
8
Lee Kuan Yew and Henry Kissinger
This is the barbarous environment in which Lee Kuan Yew lived between ages 18 and 22. As he stressed, “I learned about power long before Mao Zedong wrote ... «The National Interest Online, Apr 15»
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Lee Hsien Yang, Wei Ling urge Singaporeans to respect Lee Kuan …
SINGAPORE: Mr Lee Hsien Yang and Ms Lee Wei Ling have issued a statement via their law firm reiterating their father Mr Lee Kuan Yew's wishes regarding ... «Channel News Asia, Apr 15»
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Indian towns plan statue, museum on Mr Lee Kuan Yew
NEARLY 7,000km away from Singapore, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, one town is planning to build a large brass statue of Mr Lee Kuan Yew and ... «The Straits Times, Apr 15»

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