What does yet mean?

Definitions for yetyɛt

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

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"

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

  8. Origin: [OE. yet, et, it, AS. git, gyt, giet, gieta; akin to OFries. ieta, eta, ita, MHG. iezuo, ieze, now, G. jetzo, jetzt.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Yet

    yet, adv. in addition: besides: at the same time: up to the present time: hitherto: even: however.—conj. nevertheless: however. [A.S. git, gita; Ger. jetz.]

Suggested Resources

  1. YET

    What does YET stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the YET acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

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 for yet »

  1. Ety

  2. Tey

  3. Tye


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yet in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Porter:

    It's not over yet.

  2. Caroline Atkinson:

    We're not there yet.

  3. Dr Ribas:

    We are not there yet.

  4. Carol Burnett:

    Are we having fun yet

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    We're not up to that yet.

Images & Illustrations of yet

  1. yetyetyet

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