This is a thesaurus of all the glosses to the words in the Glossary, linked to the lines in the texts where these words are found.

The Thesaurus is the opposite of the Glossary. When consulting the Glossary, you know the word and you want to find out what it means. When consulting the Thesaurus, you know the meaning and you want to find out which Shakespearean words express it. How would he say 'arrogant' or 'companion'? The options are listed when you search for these words.

Disclaimer: our Thesaurus is a guide only to the words in the Glossary, and not an account of the way these words might be used elsewhere in the canon, or in Early Modern English as a whole. For example, we include Shakespeare’s use of mother to mean 'womanish qualities', but not in its ordinary sense of 'parent'. You can read more background about the thesaurus here.

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Search letter y 78 items found
yarn, tape made of worsted
caddis (n.)
yearning, full of
longing (adj.)
years, advanced
eld (n.)
years, early
prime (n.)
years, mature
age (n.)
years, this past seven
day, these seven years'
yelling, confused
whoo-bub (n.)
yellow coloured, light
French-crown-colour (adj.)
jaundice (n.)
bygone (adj.)
yesterday evening
overnight, at
yield, make
sway (v.)
yield, refuse to
stand out (v.)
yield fruit
seed (v.)
young [of pigs]
farrow (n.)
young, so
rawly (adv.)
young blade
spark (n.)
young cock
cockerel (n.)
young deer in a herd
rascal (n.)
young fellow
swain (n.)
young fellow, conceited
princox (n.)
young gentleman
lording (n.)
young growth
spring (n.)
young lord
lording (n.)
young male sparrow-hawk
eyas-musket (n.)
young man, fashionable
younker (n.)
young plant
infant (n.)
young rascal
crack (n.)
young rogue
wanton (n.)
young shoots of love
love-springs (n.)
youth, earlier
minority (n.)
youth, foolish
colt (n.)
youth, fullness of
prime (n.)
youth, giving eternal
philosopher's two stones
youth, impertinent
princox (n.)
youth, like an inexperienced
greenly (adv.)
youth, precocious
March-chick (n.)
youth, time of
fair hour
youthful growth of love
love-springs (n.)
youthful inclinations
colt's tooth
youthful old age
spring, latter
youthful vigour
lustihood (n.)
youthful wildness
heyday (n.)

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