Shy vs Soy - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between shy and soy
is that shy
is an act of throwing while soy
is a chinese and japanese liquid sauce for fish, made by subjecting boiled beans to long fermentation and then long digestion in salt and water us preference is the term soy sauce
As an adjective shy
is easily frightened; timid.
As a verb shy
is to avoid due to timidness or caution.
Easily frightened; timid.
* Jonathan Swift
Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
- The horses of the army were no longer shy , but would come up to my very feet without starting.
- He is very shy with strangers.
Cautious; wary; suspicious.
- What makes you so shy , my good friend? There's nobody loves you better than I.
* Sir H. Wotton
- I am very shy of using corrosive liquors in the preparation of medicines.
Short, insufficient or less than.
- Princes are, by wisdom of state, somewhat shy of their successors.
- By our count your shipment came up two shy of the bill of lading amount.
- It is just shy of a mile from here to their house.
* Often used in combination with a noun to produce an adjective or adjectival phrase.
* Adjectives are usually applicable to animals (leash-shy'' "shy of leashes" or ''head shy "shy of contact around the head" (of horses)) or to children.
* See also
(terms derived using shy as suffix)
To avoid due to timidness or caution.
To jump back in fear.
- I shy away from investment opportunities I don't understand.
to throw sideways with a jerk; to fling
- The horse shied''' away from the rider, which startled him so much he '''shied away from the horse.
- to shy''' a stone; to '''shy a slipper
An act of throwing.
* 2008 , (James Kelman), Kieron Smith, Boy , Penguin 2009, p. 55:
- If Lord Brougham gets a stone in his hand, he must, it seems, have a shy at somebody.
A place for throwing.
- The game had started. A man was chasing the ball, it went out for a shy .
A sudden start aside, as by a horse.
In the Eton College wall game, a point scored by lifting the ball against the wall in the calx.
- coconut shy
* coconut shy
A Chinese and Japanese liquid sauce for fish, made by subjecting boiled beans to long fermentation and then long digestion in salt and water. US preference is the term soy sauce .
* 1902 — Annie R. Gregory, Woman's Favorite Cookbook , p381
- I like a little soy with my rice.
Soybeans. Often used attributively.
- Pour in four tablespoonfuls of sherry and four tablespoonfuls of soy , as much vinegar as the jar will hold, and cover closely until wanted.
- These candles are made from soy .
- The soy crop is looking good this year.
* soy bean
* soy milk
* soy sauce