adverb \ˈyet\

: until now : so far

: at this time : so soon as now

: in addition

Full Definition of YET

a :  in addition :  besides <gives yet another reason>
b :  even 2c <a yet higher speed>
c :  on top of everything else :  no less <had wells going dry. Between two large lakes, yet — J. H. Buzard>
a (1) :  up to now :  so far <hasn't done much yet> —often used to imply the negative of a following infinitive <have yet to win a game> (2) :  at this or that time :  so soon as now <not time to go yet>
b :  continuously up to the present or a specified time :  still <is yet a new country>
c :  at a future time :  eventually <may yet see the light>
as yet
:  up to the present or a specified time <there are as yet few clues — Sharon Kingman>
yet again
:  one more time <arrived late yet again>

Examples of YET

  1. His latest novel is his best one yet.
  2. I haven't read the book yet.
  3. Has the mail arrived yet?
  4. It's not time to eat yet.
  5. Are you ready? No, not yet.
  6. We don't yet know what their plans are.
  7. Their suggestions won't be implemented, at least not yet.
  8. We don't have a firm grasp of the situation yet.

Origin of YET

Middle English, from Old English gīet; akin to OldFrisian ieta yet
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with YET



—used to introduce a statement that adds something to a previous statement and usually contrasts with it in some way

Full Definition of YET

:  but nevertheless :  but

Examples of YET

  1. <it feels like summer, yet according to the calendar we're still in early spring>

First Known Use of YET

13th century

Related to YET

but, only, saving, except


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