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yaw

noun

1 yaw

An erratic deflection from an intended course.

synonym: swerve.



verb

1 yaw

Be wide open.

synonyms: gape, yawn.

Roget 279: alter one's course, deviate, depart from, turn, trend; bend, curve etc. 245; swerve, heel, bear off; gybe, wear.    ... show more

Dutch: gapen

2 yaw

Deviate erratically from a set course.

3 yaw

Swerve off course momentarily.


Moby thesaurus: aberrancy, aberration, about ship, back and fill, bank, bear away, bear off, bear to starboard, beat, beat about, bend, bias, box off, branching off, break, bring about, bring round, cant, cant round, cast ... show more.

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yaws

noun

1 yaws

An infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stages; marked by red skin eruptions and ulcerating lesions.

synonyms: frambesia, framboesia.

Dutch: framboesia
Polish: malinica, frambezja, jagodzica, framboezja


Moby thesaurus: African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, acute articular rheumatism, ague, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anthrax, bacillary dysentery, bastard measles, black death, black fever, blackwater fever, breakbone fever, brucellosis, bubonic plague, cachectic fever ... show more.

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