wye [wahy] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural wyes.

  1. the letter Y, or something having a similar shape.
  2. Electricity. a three-phase, Y-shaped circuit arrangement.
  3. 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

  1. 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.

    Obama Won’t Pressure Israel If He Wins Second Term

    Peter Beinart

    April 2, 2012

  • In 1998 he negotiated the Wye River Plantation with Yasser Arafat who he later called “his friend.”

    Netanyahu is Our Man

    Gershon Baskin

    March 27, 2012

  • Fluffy clouds regularly float over the Middle East, with names like Camp David, Road Map, Oslo Process, and Wye River Memorandum.

    Obama’s Deadbeat Diplomacy

    Stephen Kinzer

    May 8, 2010

  • Crab Seasoned Popcorn Manufacturer: Wye River Wholesale, Inc.

    The 44 Most Extreme Super Bowl Snacks

    The Daily Beast

    February 3, 2010

  • Historical Examples of wye

  • “Keep straight as a’ arrow and you can’t lose your wye,” she said.

    The Woman Thou Gavest Me

    Hall Caine

  • And she remembered that farewell down by the banks of the Wye.

    The Prime Minister

    Anthony Trollope

  • “Kind of size you up,” added Mr. Jarley of Wye, raising his eyes.

    Mr. Crewe’s Career, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • “That’s right,” said Mr. Jarley of Wye, with a decided emphasis.

    Mr. Crewe’s Career, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • 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

    1. 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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