wye [wahy] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural wyes.
- the letter Y, or something having a similar shape.
- Electricity. a three-phase, Y-shaped circuit arrangement.
- Railroads. a track arrangement with three switches and three legs for reversing the direction of a train.
Origin of wye First recorded in 1855–60; a spelling of the letter name Wye [wahy] noun
- a river flowing from central Wales through SW England into the Severn estuary. 130 miles (210 km) long.
Examples from the Web for wye Contemporary Examples of wye
Although Clinton got Netanyahu to sign the 1998 Wye River Memorandum, for instance, he could not make Netanyahu implement it.
April 2, 2012
In 1998 he negotiated the Wye River Plantation with Yasser Arafat who he later called “his friend.”
March 27, 2012
Fluffy clouds regularly float over the Middle East, with names like Camp David, Road Map, Oslo Process, and Wye River Memorandum.
May 8, 2010
Crab Seasoned Popcorn Manufacturer: Wye River Wholesale, Inc.
The Daily Beast
February 3, 2010
Historical Examples of wye
“Keep straight as a’ arrow and you can’t lose your wye,” she said.
And she remembered that farewell down by the banks of the Wye.
“Kind of size you up,” added Mr. Jarley of Wye, raising his eyes.
“That’s right,” said Mr. Jarley of Wye, with a decided emphasis.
But was he no’ in the Shepherds, or the Oddfellows, or the Masons, or onything that wye?
(AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
British Dictionary definitions for wye Wye noun
- 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)