dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


1 definition found
 for Yearned
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Yearn \Yearn\ (y[~e]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Yearned; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Yearning.] [Also earn, ern; probably a corruption of
     OE. ermen to grieve, AS. ierman, yrman, or geierman, geyrman,
     fr. earm wretched, poor; akin to D. & G. arm, Icel. armr,
     Goth. arms. The y- in English is perhaps due to the AS. ge
     (see Y-).]
     To pain; to grieve; to vex. [Obs.] "She laments, sir, for it,
     that it would yearn your heart to see it." --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           It yearns me not if men my garments wear. --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org