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wye

 (wī)
n.
1. The letter y.
2. An object shaped like a Y.
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Wye

(waɪ)
n
(Placename) a river in E Wales and W England, rising in Powys and flowing southeast into Herefordshire, then south to the Severn estuary. Length: 210 km (130 miles)
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wye

(waɪ)

n., pl. wyes.
the letter Y, or something having a similar shape.
[1855–60; a sp. of the letter name]

Wye

(waɪ)

n.
a river flowing from central Wales through SW England into the Severn estuary. 130 mi. (210 km) long.
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Noun1.wye - the 25th letter of the Roman alphabet
Latin alphabet, Roman alphabet - the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
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Translations
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The names of the farms nearest to the home plantation were Wye Town and New Design.
Last year, Wye Valley Mighty Hike walkers raised an incredible PS387,000 and we're hoping this year's total will be even better.
If we were fitter, we could continue along the Wye Valley Walk to the bohemian haven of Hay-on-Wye, and the Black Mountains beyond.
"We've chosen the Wye and Usk Foundation and Ty Hafan, the children's hospice charity," said Mr Stentiford, the head of geography at Monmouth School.
The electromechanical wye-delta starter contains at least three contactors, namely main, wye and delta contactors.
With the permission of their owner, Imperial College, the seven statues were briefly displayed in the Wye Heritage Centre (the Latin School building on Wye High Street) and, as far as is known, this was the first time that these exquisite statues were available for the general public to enjoy.
Often dismissed by scholars as Bloomfield's attempt to capitalize on the picturesque vogue, The Banks of Wye has recently been the subject of several revisionist readings, which have presented it as a more sophisticated poem, and Bloomfield as a more ambitious writer, than previously thought.
West Midlands Police said Ayres routinely carried a knife - claiming it was for "protection" - and had threatened to stab father-of-three Mr Wye after a fight six weeks earlier.
Yesterday deeply shocked residents of Drews House described Mr Wye as a popular and friendly character, wellliked in the neighbourhood.
The group, from Cheylesmore accountancy firm Spencer Gardner Dickins, completed a 25km canoeing challenge through the Wye Valley - even though most of the team had never canoed before.
Over the years, Wye has had executive experience in areas ranging from member service, consumer lending and real estate lending, to operations, collections and accounting.
Brighter and full of creative twists, Wye Oak's new EP My Neighbor/My Creator is a departure from the typical rock sound of the girl/boy duo's two previous releases.