What is another word for yew?

Pronunciation: [jˈuː] (IPA)

Yew is a versatile word that can be used as both a noun and a verb. As a noun, it typically refers to a type of tree or shrub with dark green leaves and red berries. However, there are many synonyms for yew that can be used to describe this plant, including English yew, Irish yew, European yew, and Pacific yew. As a verb, yew can mean to bend or curve, and there are also many synonyms for this usage, such as arch, bow, bend, curve, and flex. Whether you're talking about the plant or the action of bending, there are many words that you can use instead of or in addition to yew.

What are the hypernyms for Yew?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Yew?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for yew (as nouns)

What are the holonyms for Yew?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

What are the meronyms for Yew?

Meronyms are words that refer to a part of something, where the whole is denoted by another word.
  • meronyms for yew (as nouns)

Usage examples for Yew

O, brother, I have seen this yew-tree smoke, Spring after spring, for half a hundred years.
"A Key to Lord Tennyson's 'In Memoriam'"
Alfred Gatty
A lawn, interspersed with trees, stretched in front towards the gate, flanked by two stately Norway firs, while a sombre old yew almost touched some of the upper windows with its wide-spreading branches.
"George Eliot"
Mathilde Blind
There must be at least two centuries of solitude under those yew-trees.
"The Greater Inclination"
Edith Wharton

Famous quotes with Yew

  • What gentle ghost, besprent with April dew, Hails me so solemnly to yonder yew?
    Ben Jonson
  • Strew on her roses, roses, And never a spray of yew. In quiet she reposes: Ah! would that I did too.
    Matthew Arnold
  • Death came like a friend to restore thee To those who had died before thee: Father, mother, Sister, brother— There were none of these to mourn o’er thee. But now that Death has found thee, Thy kindred and friends are round thee ; In their rest they are laid In the dark yew shade, And cold sleep like their own has bound thee.
    Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  • "Let me tell you about the English War Bow, Joscelyn. It is a simple thing, med of yew, a peasant's tool, really. My huntsman can use one, but he is the only man in Berat who has ever mastered the weapon. Why do you think that is? I'll tell you anyway. It takes years, Joscelyn, many years to master the yew bow. Ten years? Probably that long, and after ten years a man can send an arrow clean through armor at two hundred paces. Splat! A thousand ecus of man, armor, and weaponry fallen to a peasant's bow. And it isn't luck, Joscelyn. My huntsman can put an arrow through a bracelet at a hundred paces. He can pierce mail coat at two hundred. I've seen him put an arrow through an oak door at a hundred and fifty, and the door was three inches thick!"
    Bernard Cornwell

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