What does yon mean?

Definitions for yonyɒn

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. yonder, yon(adverb)

    distant but within sight (`yon' is dialectal)

    "yonder valley"; "the hills yonder"; "what is yon place?"

  2. yonder, yon(adverb)

    at or in an indicated (usually distant) place (`yon' is archaic and dialectal)

    "the house yonder"; "scattered here and yon"- Calder Willingham


  1. yon(Adverb)


  2. yon(Pronoun)

    that one over there

  3. yon(Adjective)

    distant, but within sight

    I live in yon cottage on the hill.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yon(adj)

    at a distance, but within view; yonder

  2. Yon(adverb)


  3. Origin: [OE. yon, on, AS. geon; akin to G. jener, OHG. jenr, Icel. enn, inn; cf. Goth. jains. 188. Cf. Beyond, Yond, Yonder.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Yon

    yon, Yonder, yon′dėr, adv. at a distance within view.—adj. being at a distance within view. [A.S. geon; Goth. jains (masc.), jaina (fem.), Ger. jen-er, that.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yon in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sir Thomas More:

    Why dost thou gaze upon the sky O that I were yon spangled sphere Then every star should be an eye, To wander o'er thy beauties here.

  2. Michel de Montaigne:

    So it is with minds. Unless you keep them busy with some definite subject that will bridle and control them, they throw themselves in disorder hither and yon in the vague field of imagination. ..And there is no mad or idle fancy that they do no bring forth in the agitation.

  3. Carl DeHaven:

    Truth of Existence I'm getting pretty tired of you humans pissing around wit' da bickering t'ween ya's. I have given all of ya what c'ha need to fulfill yer purpose. Think this is a game? It ain't! Don't you humans have any idea? What I see is the masses have for eons let themselves be lead about hither and yon by a minority gang that is totally self serving! I'm not gonna wait much longer for ya'll to get yer s..t together. You won't like how I'll bring ya's up to grade. KnowyerLoved, CWD

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