Definitions for YETyɛt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. at the present time; now:

    Are they here yet?

  2. up to a particular time; thus far:

    They had not yet come.

  3. in the time remaining:

    There is yet time.

  4. to the present moment; as previously; still:

    He came this morning, and he is here yet.

  5. in addition; again:

    The mail brought yet another reply.

  6. moreover:

    I've never read it nor yet intend to.

  7. even to a larger extent (used to emphasize a comparative):

    yet greater power.

  8. nevertheless:

    strange and yet very true.

  9. (conj.)though; still; nevertheless:

    The essay is good, yet it could be improved.

Idioms for yet:

  1. as yet, so far; until this moment.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of yet:

bef. 900; ME yet(e), OE gīet(a), c. OFris (i)ēta

Princeton's WordNet

  1. yet(adverb)

    up to the present time

    "I have yet to see the results"; "details are yet to be worked out"

  2. so far, thus far, up to now, hitherto, heretofore, as yet, yet, til now, until now(adverb)

    used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time

    "So far he hasn't called"; "the sun isn't up yet"

  3. even, yet, still(adverb)

    to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons

    "looked sick and felt even worse"; "an even (or still) more interesting problem"; "still another problem must be solved"; "a yet sadder tale"

  4. yet, in time(adverb)

    within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time

    "he longed for the flowers that were yet to show themselves"; "sooner or later you will have to face the facts"; "in time they came to accept the harsh reality"

  5. so far, yet(adverb)

    used after a superlative

    "this is the best so far"; "the largest drug bust yet"

  6. however, nevertheless, withal, still, yet, all the same, even so, nonetheless, notwithstanding(adverb)

    despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)

    "although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"; "while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"; "he was a stern yet fair master"; "granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. yet(adverb)ɛt

    used in questions and negatives to mean up to the present or before a particular time

    "Did you ask your dad?" "No, not yet."; We hadn't yet realized who she was.

  2. yetɛt

    as soon or as early as now

    I can't tell you yet - I need to think.; Now we have yet another test to take.

  3. yetɛt

    emphasizes sb or sth is the best, worst, etc so far

    That was his best attempt yet.

  4. yetɛt

    indicates sth is possible in the future

    He may yet win the election.

  5. yetɛt

    indicates sth has not happened or been done up to now

    There's no news on her condition as yet.

  6. yet(conjunction)ɛt

    indicates sth is true despite what you have just mentioned

    He is extremely tall, yet he is graceful in his movements.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yet(noun)

    any one of several species of large marine gastropods belonging to the genus Yetus, or Cymba; a boat shell

  2. Yet(adverb)

    in addition; further; besides; over and above; still

  3. Yet(adverb)

    at the same time; by continuance from a former state; still

  4. Yet(adverb)

    up to the present time; thus far; hitherto; until now; -- and with the negative, not yet, not up to the present time; not as soon as now; as, Is it time to go? Not yet. See As yet, under As, conj

  5. Yet

    before some future time; before the end; eventually; in time

  6. Yet

    even; -- used emphatically

  7. Yet

    nevertheless; notwithstanding; however


  1. YET

    YET is a multi-country theatre exchange project for students between the age of 15 to 18 that started in Noordwijkerhout in the Netherlands. It has had many partners in Greece, Italy and Finland. The project takes place every autumn when one of the tree participating city's is hosting the other two groups. During the project the participants stay with host families to get to know the culture and way of living of the guest country. It's not sure yet when and where the next YET will take.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'YET' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #255

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'YET' in Written Corpus Frequency: #318

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'YET' in Adverbs Frequency: #43

Anagrams of YET

  1. Ety

  2. Tey

  3. Tye

Translations for YET

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


up till now

He hasn't telephoned yet; Have you finished yet?; We're not yet ready.

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