from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The passive, female cosmic principle in Chinese dualistic philosophy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The essential female principle in some Eastern religions and philosophies.
- n. The number one, primarily used in Scotland and Ulster
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Chinese weight of 22/3 pounds.
- n. one of the two fundamental principles. See yin and yang.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Scotch form of one.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the dark negative feminine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology
Chinese (Mandarin) yīn, moon, shade, female element.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Chinese trad. 陰, simpl. 阴 (pinyin: yīn) (Wiktionary)
From ān. Cognate with yan, yen, ane and one. (Wiktionary)