Origin of yin1
adjective, noun, pronoun Scot.
yin and yang
noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
Origin of yin and yang
Examples from the Web for yin
Contemporary Examples of yin
You just have to find that yin of decency and locate the gestures and words that smother the yang of fear.Why the Border Bigots Are Beating Obama
July 9, 2014
“Last year fishermen were real fishermen, now they are just for show, for tourists in the lake,” Yin says.A Little Too Off the Beaten Path in Burma
June 2, 2014
She was the yin to Indy's yang, the pepper to his salt, and the chemistry between them was palpable.George R.R. Martin's Top 10 Fantasy Films
George R.R. Martin
April 11, 2011
I'm glad there's a yin in that office considering there used to be only a yang.Pat Lykos: Texas' Capital Punishment Avenger
April 4, 2011
They are the yin and the yang of the whole film and they dance the dialectic to perfection.Polanski's Brilliant Comeback
February 18, 2010
Historical Examples of yin
I can speak of the manners of Yin; but as proof of them Sung is not enough.
Kinsmen of the tyrant Chou Hsin, who brought the house of Yin to an end.
And there was yin with her—the foreign lady with the lang name.The Northern Iron
George A. Birmingham
There's naething wrang wi' Fintry; mony a yin I've sent there.
There's yin thing sure—it's no' a case o' wife-desertion, for Jinnet's wi' him.
determiner, pronoun, noun
Yin and Yang
Word Origin for Yin and Yang
1670s, from Chinese (Mandarin) "female, night, lunar."
yin and yang
Two forces in the universe, according to a Chinese theory: yin is the passive, negative force, and yang the active, positive force. According to this theory, wise people will detect these forces in the seasons, in their food, and so on, and will regulate their lives accordingly.