What does YESTERDAY mean?

Definitions for YESTERDAY
ˈyɛs tərˌdeɪ, -diYESTERDAY

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yesterdaynoun

    the day immediately before today

    "it was in yesterday's newspapers"

  2. yesterdayadverb

    the recent past

    "yesterday's solutions are not good enough"; "we shared many yesterdays"

  3. yesterdayadverb

    on the day preceding today

    "yesterday the weather was beautiful"

  4. yesterdayadverb

    in the recent past; only a short time ago

    "I was not born yesterday!"

Wiktionary

  1. yesterdaynoun

    The day before today. 'Today is the child of yesterday and the parent of tomorrow'. It can also understand as a day ago.

    Yesterday was rainy, but by this morning it had begun to snow.

  2. yesterdaynoun

    The (recent) past, often disparaging.

  3. yesterdayadverb

    On the day before today

    I started to watch the video yesterday, but could only finish it this evening.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yesterdaynoun

    the day last past; the day next before the present

    Etymology: [OE. isterdai, AS. geostran dg, from geostran, geostra, giestran, gistran, gystran, yesterday (akin to D. gisteren, G. gestern, OHG. gestaron, Icel. gr yesterday, to-morrow, Goth. gistradagis to-morrow, L. heri yesterday, Gr. , Skr. hyas) + dg day. Cf. Hestern. .]

  2. Yesterdaynoun

    fig.: A recent time; time not long past

    Etymology: [OE. isterdai, AS. geostran dg, from geostran, geostra, giestran, gistran, gystran, yesterday (akin to D. gisteren, G. gestern, OHG. gestaron, Icel. gr yesterday, to-morrow, Goth. gistradagis to-morrow, L. heri yesterday, Gr. , Skr. hyas) + dg day. Cf. Hestern. .]

  3. Yesterdayadverb

    on the day last past; on the day preceding to-day; as, the affair took place yesterday

    Etymology: [OE. isterdai, AS. geostran dg, from geostran, geostra, giestran, gistran, gystran, yesterday (akin to D. gisteren, G. gestern, OHG. gestaron, Icel. gr yesterday, to-morrow, Goth. gistradagis to-morrow, L. heri yesterday, Gr. , Skr. hyas) + dg day. Cf. Hestern. .]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. yesterday

    1. One evil less and one memory more. 2. A short-change artist, from whom we can never recover. 3. A period of time that has always existed, in contradistinction to a period of time called tomorrow that can never exist. 4. A mirror wherein if we look long enough we will see ourselves as others could never possibly see us. 5. The Eden of the sentimental. (Time is divided into yesterday, today and tomorrow, which are but three varieties of the same metaphysical tetter. In the beginning was the Infinite, and the Infinite begat Time, and Time begat Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.)

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'YESTERDAY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #490

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'YESTERDAY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #499

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'YESTERDAY' in Adverbs Frequency: #66

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of YESTERDAY in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of YESTERDAY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of YESTERDAY in a Sentence

  1. Shamann Walton:

    I would like for [ Juul ] to have been gone yesterday.

  2. H. G. Wells:

    The crisis of yesterday is the joke of tomorrow.

  3. Chief Executive Paddy Padmanathan:

    There's no point in getting excited about the rand getting devalued today or doing this yesterday, or (President Jacob) Zuma said this the day before yesterday, we have to look at it for the medium to long term and ride out the cycles, we are providing electricity and, where we do, water, two principle commodities which are fundamental to life, not just economic development, so they are the last thing which people are going to pull the plug on.

  4. Gabi Ashkenazi:

    The government approved in the dead of night the emergency regulations, even though Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee began to discuss the issue yesterday -- without being given the opportunity to implement it in a serious and complete way, it is unacceptable that this is the way in which this is approved. Without parliamentary or public oversight.

  5. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne:

    How many things which served us yesterday as articles of faith, are fables for us today.

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