Origin of yin1
Definition for yin (2 of 4)
adjective, noun, pronoun Scot.
Definition for yin (3 of 4)
Definition for yin (4 of 4)
yin and yang
noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
Origin of yin and yang
Examples from the Web for yin
You just have to find that yin of decency and locate the gestures and words that smother the yang of fear.
“Last year fishermen were real fishermen, now they are just for show, for tourists in the lake,” Yin says.
She was the yin to Indy's yang, the pepper to his salt, and the chemistry between them was palpable.
I'm glad there's a yin in that office considering there used to be only a yang.
They are the yin and the yang of the whole film and they dance the dialectic to perfection.
"Then I needna ask what yin o' them was in your favour," said Mirren, sharply.Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City|S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
Yin Huan-chang discussed most recently Lung-shan culture and the mound-dwellers.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]|Wolfram Eberhard
He's a corker, wi' a face like yin o' they pented cupids that the lasses send to the young men on picture postcards.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
In ancient times the rise to power of the province of Yin was due to Ichih, who was sent to the country of Hsia.The Book of War: The Military Classic of the Far East|Sunzi (active 6th century B.c.) and Wutzu
Yin o' them will carry a mark on his mug to the day of his death, and lucky if he hasn't lost the sight of an eye.The Northern Iron|George A. Birmingham
British Dictionary definitions for yin (1 of 2)
determiner, pronoun, noun
British Dictionary definitions for yin (2 of 2)
Yin and Yang
Word Origin for Yin and Yang
Culture definitions for yin
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.