yenyen /jen/ noun1[countable] (plural yen)PEC the standardunit of money in Japan: symbol ¥2 →the yen3[singular]WANT a strongdesireyen fora yen for foreign travelyen to do somethingShe’d always had a yen to write a book.
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yen• You may have a yen to go to a realpub.yen to do something• It fell 1 yen to 910 yen.• Trading house Nissho Iwai Corp. stockrose 38 yen to 581 yen -- the highest close since January 9,1992.• Smelting rose 4 yen to 436.• Honda Motor Co. lost as much as 40 yen to 2,310.• Sumitomo MetalMiningshares fell 40 yen to 1,000.• Sakura bank fell as much as 50 yen to 1,190 yen.• Dad was only sixty, a journalist with a yen to write a book.• This, in turn, has helped government-bond yields to rise and the yen toappreciate.From King Business Dictionaryyenyen /jen/ noun (plural yen) [countable]the standard unit of money in JapanThe company already has debts of 127 billion Yen.The dollar closed at 125.75 yen on the Tokyo foreign exchange market.Originyen1. (1800-1900)Japaneseen, from Chineseyuan; → YUAN2. (1900-2000)Chineseyan