What does yesterday mean?

Definitions for yesterday
ˈyɛs tərˌdeɪ, -diyes·ter·day

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word yesterday.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. yesterday(noun)

    the day immediately before today

    "it was in yesterday's newspapers"

  2. yesterday(adverb)

    the recent past

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

  3. yesterday(adverb)

    on the day preceding today

    "yesterday the weather was beautiful"

  4. yesterday(adverb)

    in the recent past; only a short time ago

    "I was not born yesterday!"

Wiktionary

  1. yesterday(Noun)

    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. yesterday(Noun)

    The (recent) past, often disparaging.

  3. yesterday(Adverb)

    On the day before today

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yesterday(noun)

    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. Yesterday(noun)

    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. Yesterday(adverb)

    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

How to pronounce yesterday?

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    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

How to say yesterday in sign language?

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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. Teammate Contador:

    For a few days I felt a small pain, yesterday our doctor spoke with the doctor of the Tour and we decided to go to make a special analysis to the hospital.

  2. Zoltan Kovacs:

    From what (German) Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday it is clear that everyone has to adhere to EU law, and the Hungarian authorities acted in that spirit.

  3. Randy Frederick:

    The futures weren't looking too good and that retail report didn't do it any good, it took a big nosedive after that, yesterday it was amazing because it started out so strong and ended up on a very sour note, and we just now see a continuation of that. It doesn't look like it's going to be a pretty day at this point.

  4. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve:

    The complaint I filed yesterday is wide enough to cover the statements of UberPOP managers.

  5. Kahlil Gibran:

    Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.

Images & Illustrations of yesterday

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