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Definitions for yesteryear
ˈyɛs tərˈyɪər, -ˌyɪəryes·te·r·year

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. past, past times, yesteryearnoun

    the time that has elapsed

    "forget the past"


  1. yesteryearnoun

    Last year.

  2. yesteryearnoun

    Past years; time gone by; yore.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yesteryearnoun

    the year last past; last year


  1. Yesteryear

    "Yesteryear" is the second episode of the first season of the animated science fiction television series Star Trek. It first aired in the NBC Saturday morning lineup on September 15, 1973, and was written by veteran Star Trek writer Dorothy C. Fontana. "Yesteryear" marked the return of actor Mark Lenard to the role of Spock's father, Sarek. In this episode, Enterprise First Officer Spock must travel in time to his childhood and keep his younger self from dying and being replaced by an Andorian on his ship.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yesteryear in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yesteryear in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of yesteryear in a Sentence

  1. Adam Green:

    If Joe Biden positions himself as the political insider from yesteryear who says big ideas like universal childcare, student debt relief and a wealth tax on ultra-millionaires are not possible, he would be an easy foil.

  2. Fiona McEntee:

    I can see parallels between the migrants at the border and between the Irish immigrants of yesteryear.

  3. Jennifer Shahade:

    At some point we are all compelled to take pause and reflect on the reality that unsubstantiated, temporally aged, and concurrent use of social media to incite a ‘Me Too’ call-to-arms runs afoul of every constitutional safeguard we have always held so dear. Superimposing today’s mores on erroneous recitals of acts of yesteryear is a recipe for disaster for both the accused and the accuser.

  4. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Our yesteryear shall be described by those who have taken good care of themselves in their journey of life.

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    • A. abduct
    • B. abase
    • C. elate
    • D. affront

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