yen
1. [ noun ] a yearning for something or to do something
Synonyms: hankering
Related terms: longing ache
2. [ verb ] have a desire for something or someone who is not present
Synonyms: ache yearn pine languish
Examples:

"She ached for a cigarette" "I am pining for my lover"

Related terms: long die longing pining
3. [ verb ] desire strongly or persistently
Synonyms: long ache hanker languish pine yearn
Related terms: desire miss ache die longing hankering longer
4. [ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 2468
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 9172
6. [ noun ] (Japanese) the basic unit of money in Japan; equal to 100 sen
Related terms: Japanese_monetary_unit sen
Similar spelling:   yean