from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A strong desire or inclination; a yearning or craving.
- intransitive v. To have a strong desire or inclination; yearn.
- n. See Table at currency.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The unit of Japanese currency, equal to 100 sen.
- n. A coin or note worth one yen.
- n. A strong desire, urge, or yearning.
- v. To have a strong desire for.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The unit of value and account in Japan. The yen is equal to 100 sen. From Japan's adoption of the gold standard, in 1897, to about 1913 the value of the yen was about 50 cents. In 1997 and 1998 the value of the yen varied from 80 per U. S. dollar to 120 per dollar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A dialectal form of yon.
- n. A name given by the Indians about the Klamath Lakes of Oregon to the short-nosed sucker, Chasmistes brevirostris.
- n. A variant of eyen, plural of eye.
- n. The monetary unit of Japan since 1871, represented
- n. by a gold coin weighing 1.666 grams, .900 fine, and thus practically equal in value to the United States gold dollar; and
- n. by a silver coin weighing 26.956 grams (416 grains), .900 fine, and thus about equal to the silver dollar of the United States.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. have a desire for something or someone who is not present
- n. the basic unit of money in Japan; equal to 100 sen
- n. a yearning for something or to do something
After having thus repeated the neck three times, and wee yen, or way yen as often, they all burst out into a kind of loud and joyous laugh, flinging up their hats and caps into the air, capering about and perhaps kissing the girls.
3RD LD: Extra budget to top 2.7 trillion yen to cope with rising yen+
Providing support for the yen is the steady stream of Japanese companies converting foreign earnings back into their home currency.
Perhaps that is what we call yen fen (predestined romance); they started dating each other soon afterward, and tied the knot after six months.
In Nomura's cash-cow retail brokerage, revenue dropped 21% to 87.8 billion yen from the prior quarter due to the strong yen and extremely sluggish client activity over the summer months.
This week, that trend has slowed a bit, with investors moving to hedge against near-term yen, euro and dollar swings.
"We think the dollar-yen is going to stay at around the current 80 yen level and we don't expect to see the yen marching steadily higher," Mr. Tanaka said at a news conference.
The strong yen is proving to be tough to beat for a number of Japanese exporters.
Holding more than 60 trillion yen (about $740 billion) in yen-denominated debt, the country's nine major life-insurance companies have provided a crucial underpinning for the government-bond market.
Fujitsu lowered its revenue outlook to 4.67 trillion yen from a July forecast of 4.8 trillion yen.