Yeomanly Yeo"man*ly, a. Pertaining to a yeoman; becoming or suitable to, a yeoman; yeomanlike. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

Well could he dress his tackle yeomanly. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • yeomanly — [yō′mənlē] adj. 1. of, characteristic of, or befitting a yeoman 2. brave; sturdy adv. in a yeomanly manner …   English World dictionary

  • yeomanly — I. adverb Date: 14th century archaic in a manner befitting a yeoman ; bravely II. adjective Date: 1576 1. of, relating to, or having the rank of a yeoman 2. becoming or suitable to a yeoman ; sturdy, loyal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • yeomanly — /ˈjoʊmənli/ (say yohmuhnlee) adjective 1. of the condition or rank of a yeoman. 2. relating to or befitting a yeoman; sturdy; reliable: yeomanly service. –adverb 3. like or as befits a yeoman …   Australian English dictionary

  • yeomanly — yeoman ► NOUN historical 1) a man holding a small landed estate; a freeholder. 2) a servant in a royal or noble household. 3) Brit. a member of the yeomanry force. ● yeoman service Cf. ↑yeoman service DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • yeomanly — /yoh meuhn lee/, adj. 1. of the condition or rank of a yeoman. 2. pertaining to or befitting a yeoman; loyal, staunch, sturdy, etc. adv. 3. like or as befits a yeoman. [1350 1400; ME yemanly. See YEOMAN, LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • yeomanly — 1. adjective a) Like a yeoman: stout and true b) Of or proper to the class of yeomen in British history 2. adverb Like a yeoman: stoutly and …   Wiktionary

  • yeomanly — adj. loyal adv. loyally …   English contemporary dictionary

  • yeomanly — adj loyal, faithful, allegiant, true, true hearted; devoted, pledged, patriotic, dedicated; steadfast, staunch, true blue, fast, unwavering, unswerving, firm, stable, solid …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • yeomanly — yeo·man·ly …   English syllables

  • yeomanly — yeo•man•ly [[t]ˈyoʊ mən li[/t]] adj. 1) of the condition or rank of a yeoman 2) pertaining to or characteristic of a yeoman; sturdy and dependable; staunch 3) like or as befits a yeoman • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

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