|1.||[ adjective ] (suffix) resembling or characteristic of something specified|
"the `ish' in `boyish enthusiasm' and the `ly' in `housewifely duties' and the `y' in `a long horsy face' are all suffixes with similar semantic import"
|2.||[ noun ] the 25th letter of the Roman alphabet|
|Related terms:||letter Roman_alphabet|
|3.||[ noun ] (chemistry) a silvery metallic element that is common in rare-earth minerals; used in magnesium and aluminum alloys|
|Related terms:||metallic_element xenotime gadolinite fergusonite|