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shy


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shy  \Shy\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Shied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Shying}.]  [From  {Shy},  a.] 
  To  start  suddenly  aside  through  fright  or  suspicion;  --  said 
  especially  of  horses. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shy  \Shy\,  v.  t. 
  To  throw  sidewise  with  a  jerk;  to  fling;  as  to  shy  a  stone; 
  to  shy  a  slipper.  --T.  Hughes. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shy  \Shy\,  n. 
  1.  A  sudden  start  aside,  as  by  a  horse. 
 
  2.  A  side  throw;  a  throw;  a  fling.  --Thackeray. 
 
  If  Lord  Brougham  gets  a  stone  in  his  hand,  he  must 
  it  seems  have  a  shy  at  somebody.  --Punch. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shy  \Shy\  (sh[imac]),  a.  [Compar.  {Shier}  (-[~e]r)  or  {Shyer}; 
  superl.  {Shiest}  or  {Shyest}.]  [OE.  schey  skey,  sceouh  AS 
  sce['o]h;  akin  to  Dan.  sky,  Sw  skygg  D.  schuw  MHG. 
  schiech,  G.  scheu  OHG.  sciuhen  to  be  or  make  timid.  Cf 
  {Eschew}.] 
  1.  Easily  frightened;  timid;  as  a  shy  bird. 
 
  The  horses  of  the  army  .  .  .  were  no  longer  shy,  but 
  would  come  up  to  my  very  feet  without  starting. 
  --Swift. 
 
  2.  Reserved;  coy;  disinclined  to  familiar  approach. 
 
  What  makes  you  so  shy,  my  good  friend?  There's 
  nobody  loves  you  better  than  I.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  The  embarrassed  look  of  shy  distress  And  maidenly 
  shamefacedness.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  3.  Cautious;  wary;  suspicious. 
 
  I  am  very  shy  of  using  corrosive  liquors  in  the 
  preparation  of  medicines.  --Boyle. 
 
  Princes  are  by  wisdom  of  state,  somewhat  shy  of 
  thier  successors.  --Sir  H. 
  Wotton. 
 
  {To  fight  shy}.  See  under  {Fight},  v.  i. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shy  \Shy\,  a. 
  Inadequately  supplied;  short;  lacking;  as  the  team  is  shy 
  two  players.  [Slang] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  shy 
  adj  1:  lacking  self-confidence;  "stood  in  the  doorway  diffident  and 
  abashed";  "problems  that  call  for  bold  not  timid 
  responses";  "a  very  unsure  young  man"  [syn:  {diffident}, 
  {timid},  {unsure}] 
  2:  easily  startled  or  frightened 
  3:  (informal)  short;  "eleven  is  one  shy  of  a  dozen"  [syn:  {shy(p)}] 
  4:  wary  and  distrustful;  disposed  to  avoid  persons  or  things 
  "shy  of  strangers" 
  n  :  a  quick  throw;  "he  gave  the  ball  a  shy  to  the  first  baseman" 
  v  :  start  suddenly,  as  from  fight 




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